Dan Morain writes at the Sacramento Bee:
After failing to get elected California attorney general last year, John Eastman, a conservative law professor, has emerged as a different sort of general, one taking a lead in the cultural war over marriage.
Eastman, 51, has been appointed chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, the main organization advocating at the ballot box and in courts for traditional marriage, and against any effort to legalize same-sex marriage.
Eastman, who teaches at Chapman University School of Law in Orange County, regularly files arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts on the hot-button social issues of the day.
His selection underscores that the issue of same-sex marriage is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. When it finally arrives there, he almost surely will have filed one of the briefs.