Newt Gingrich Falsely Claims Calif. Gay Marriage Judges Appointees
Posted on September 7, 2008
Filed Under Gay News Blog
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has released a video on YouTube urging Californians to vote for Proposition 8 – the constitutional amendment that would make gay marriage in the State illegal once more – where he falsely claims that California Supreme Court judges are appointees.
“Our courts have an important role to play in our government, but it is not their role to define American values. That right belongs with the people.” Gingrich says in his two minute thirty-nine second appeal. “As you know in 2000 California voters went to the polls and voted overwhelmingly in favor of legally protecting marriage. Earlier this year four judges overruled the will of the people and declared the law that protected marriage unconstitutional.”
“Think about that. Four appointed lawyers – that’s all judges are – overruled more than four million California voters.”
Gingrich should know that in California, Supreme Court judges are elected for twelve year terms.
|Newt Gingrich Falsely Claims Calif. Gay Marriage Judges Appointees
On Top Magazine – Cleveland,OH,USA
This posting was automatically generated from a feed from Gay News Blog Read more….Newt Gingrich on Prop 8: Judges are just ‘lawyers’
Newt Gingrich on Prop 8: Judges are just ‘lawyers’
Newt: Pro-gay judges ‘just lawyers’
Poll: Calif. voters oppose gay marriage ban
Calif. measure will test public opinion on gay marriage – Guardian Unlimited