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Prop. 8 Backers Blame Hollywood for Court Decision

Well, that didn’t take long. Only hours after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled California’s ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, ProtectMarriage and other Prop 8 backers are already blaming Hollywood.

“We are not surprised that this Hollywood-orchestrated attack on marriage — tried in San Francisco — turned out this way,”  senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund Brian Raum told the LA Times. “But we are confident that the expressed will of the American people in favor of marriage will be upheld at the Supreme Court.”

Love it. Aside from the fact that the notion of Hollywood money affecting a court decision is ridiculous, what exactly does Prop 8 have to do with the “expressed will of the American people?” Yes, the 9th Circuit is a U.S. court, but Prop 8 is a California issue. Love how Raum suggests the will of the two biggest population centers in the state of California should have no legitimate bearing on the affairs of California.

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