About this Case

After the California Supreme Court declared homosexuals could marry, voters amended the state Constitution to prohibit homosexual marriage.Then activists tried to have the amendment declared unconstitutional.This time the Supreme Court ruled correctly by refusing to undo the amendment.However, that left open the question of what to do about same-sex “marriages” that had been solemnized in the interim.The court held those marriages were valid.

Summary of NLF's Brief

In our brief, we addressed what was sure to be the toughest part of the case: what to do about the “interim marriages.” We argued that they were invalid because allowing them to stand would create serious constitutional problems as the California Supreme Court had acknowledged in a previous case.