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Support Prop 8 and the Rule of Law

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you are undoubtedly aware, the battle over Proposition 8 and the definition of marriage is ongoing in California. And while Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris, with several County Clerks, continue their lawless decree that Prop 8 no longer applies, at least one County Clerk has chosen to follow the rule of law and respect the votes of over 7 million Californians. San Diego Clerk Ernie Dronenberg has asked the California Supreme Court for guidance and direction on whether Proposition 8 still applies.

This confusion was created when the US Supreme Court refused to consider the merits of Prop 8 and dismissed the appeal brought by the proponents of the measure. This left the trial court ruling in effect, but a trial court is powerless to invalidate a law without an appellate court agreeing. With the appeal dismissed, there is no appellate court ruling on Proposition 8.

Merely for asking the California Supreme Court to clarify the law, he is being viciously attacked by homosexual marriage activists, who are demanding that he withdraw his request.

If you have not already, please read the email below and join our California allies in contacting the County Supervisors and voice your support of County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg.

Continuing to Stand for Marriage in California,

Brian S. Brown

How in the world can more than a dozen states vote on constitutional amendments, and their votes count — while our votes on Proposition 8 do not count in California?!

As you know, our courageous County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg filed a lawsuit seeking guidance and clarification by the California Supreme Court as to whether Proposition 8 is still law - because it has not been overruled by any appellate court, and the federal district court injunction against it only applies to Alameda and Los Angeles Counties. Confusing!! Therefore, Ernie's lawsuit is intended to clarify and uphold the rule of law.

As our County Clerk, Ernie Dronenburg is sworn to uphold the California Constitution. His lawsuit seeks to ensure that all marriages performed enjoy constitutional protection.

BUT Ernie has come under fierce attack by special interest groups who oppose Prop. 8, and are seeking to bring heavy political pressure to force Ernie to drop the case.

We must be defensive in this matter! Do not let a very small % of the population speak for you!

Please immediately reach out to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and urge them to support Ernie Dronenburg in this lawsuit. Ask them to encourage Ernie not to withdraw the lawsuit.

Please call or email the below County Supervisors today. Do Not let our Governor and Attorney General overturn the vote of 7 million Californians who voted for Proposition 8.

Here's a sample email — (please write in your own words):
Dear Supervisor Name, as a concerned citizen, voter, and follower of the California Constitution, I would like to urge you to support and encourage County Clerk Dronenburg in his lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court for clarification and guidance in the matter of Proposition 8. It is important that all marriages enjoy constitutional protection, and Mr. Dronenburg's lawsuit seeks to clarify if Proposition 8 is truly the law, thus protecting all citizens. Please respond to me at: (your email address.) with your decision. Thank you. Sincerely, your name

Thank you. Please send your email to each supervisor below.

URGENT: Please pass this along to 10 friends and ask them to do the same.

God bless you.

District 1: Supervisor Greg Cox
Tel: (619) 531-5511
Fax: (619) 235-0644
Email: [email protected]

District 2: Supervisor Dianne Jacob
Tel: (619) 531-5522
Fax: (619) 696-7253
Email: [email protected]

District 3: Supervisor Dave Roberts
Tel: (619) 531-5533
Fax: (619) 234-1559
Email: [email protected]

District 4: Supervisor Ron Roberts
Tel: (619) 531-5544
Fax: (619) 531-6262
Email: [email protected]

District 5: Supervisor Bill Horn
Tel: (619) 531-5555
Fax: (619) 685-2662
Email: [email protected]

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