Rep. Gary Miller's Statement on U.S. District Judge's Decision to Allow Gay Marriages to Resume August 18


Today, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced that gay marriages in California are allowed to resume beginning August 18, 2010. This follows last week's ruling that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Following this announcement, Rep. Gary Miller issued the following statement:

"In 2008, a majority of Californians voiced their belief at the polls that marriage is a covenant shared by a man and a woman. Unfortunately, last week Judge Walker inflicted his personal agenda and defied the will of the majority of Californians. His decision undermines the voice of Californians and citizens across the country who have sought to define marriage in their states as the union between one man and one woman.

"Judge Walker's announcement today that gay marriages are allowed to resume beginning next week is both hasty and uncalled for. This decision could have severe legal implications should the Court of the Appeals overturn the decision. I believe firmly that Judge Walker's actions should be opposed and the decision should be quickly overturned."