The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) has issued the following statement about the May 15 decision of the California Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the overwhelmingly supported proposition 22 and legalizing same-sex “marriage”:“The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) registers its complete rejection of the May 15 California Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional the overwhelmingly supported proposition 22 and legalizing same-sex “marriage,” as a aggressive and morally reprehensible ruling that ignores both the nature of marriage and the expressed will of the California people.
“The 4-3 decision redefines marriage based on non-existent analogies between heterosexual couples and same-sex relationships. It awards rights and privileges to relationships that cannot naturally fulfill the duties of marriage. The Court clearly failed in its duty imposed by natural law to uphold morality in favor of the common good.
“In arbitrarily forcing same-sex “marriage” upon the California people, the Court clearly shows its weakness by engaging in shameless judicial activism and ignoring the express wishes of the people who overwhelmingly approved a proposition forbidding such unions.
“With this decision, it is clear that only constitutional amendments, both state and federal, are the only effective means to stop this abuse.
“As Catholics, we are duty bound to fight this attack upon the family, take the initiative and mobilize in defense of the family.”
The American TFP invites its members, friends and supporters to offer prayers and acts of reparation to God for the offense caused by this tragic decision.