March 5th, 2009
04:54 PM ET

Perkins on CA Supreme Court oral arguments on Prop 8

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more about what Tony Perkins has to say about Prop 8 on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/03/05/california.same.sex/art.prop8.against.cnn.jpg caption="Demonstrators hold signs outside the California Supreme Court hearing in San Francisco."]Tony Perkins
President of the Family Research Council

The oral arguments before the California Supreme Court are quite interesting. While I am sure there are a number of poker players on the court, their line of questioning seems to be showing deference to the people of California.

The Attorney General's office, which is supposed to defend state laws, attempted to argue that the amendment should be overturned by the court. Christopher Krueger argued this not because the amendment was a "revision" of the constitution as the other opponents claimed, but because you cannot take away an inalienable right. Mr. Krueger, however, could not provide a definition for "inalienable."

The justices' questions to Krueger seemed to have a sharp edge leaving him somewhat flustered.

Ken Starr is concluding his arguments now for the validity of the constitutional amendment.


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