It was announced today that Ken Starr, the former U.S. Solicitor General who led the investigation on the Clinton’s shady Whitewater dealings and Monica Lewinsky affair, will argue the case in favor of upholding a ban on gay marriage – commonly called ‘Prop 8′ – before the California Supreme Court. You can read more about it below, see photos and watch a video.

Ken Starr, now the Dean of Pepperdine University’s Law School, was named lead counsel for the official proponents, ‘ProtectMarriage’, of California’s Proposition 8. This afternoon, the group filed court briefs defending the legality of the proposition, which was approved 52% – 48% by California voters last month attempting to nullify approximately 18,000 marriages between gay and lesbian couples performed during the five months the practice was legal in the state.

The briefs are in response to a ton of legal challenges filed by gay rights advocates, including the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles who argue that the proposition amounts to a constitutional revision instead of a more limited amendment. In California, a revision of the state constitution can only go before voters after a two-thirds vote of the Legislature or a constitutional convention. Proposition 8 was put on the ballot after a signature drive so some, like the state’s pandering attorney general Jerry Brown, are saying the case poses a series of provocative legal challenges.

However, proponents of the amendment disagree.

“Petitioners’ challenge depends on characterizing Proposition 8 as a radical departure from the fundamental principles of the California Constitution,” their briefs said. ” … But that portrayal is wildly wrong. Proposition 8 is limited in nature and effect. It does nothing more than restore the definition of marriage to what it was and always had been under California law before June 16, 2008 — and to what the people had repeatedly willed that it be throughout California’s history.”

Meanwhile, many ‘Yes-on-8′ supporters, like the Mormon Church, have been targeted, harrassed, mocked, and accused of discrimination by thousands of gay-rights activists and their supporters – including the so-called Hollywood elite. And now that the line for a legal battle is drawn, the California Supreme Court could hear oral arguments as soon as March, with a decision expected sometime next year. Obviously, a huge public relations war will ensue from both sides from now until then.

Sadly, this is just another example that the ‘will of the voter’ is no longer simply ‘accepted’ unless it benefits liberal and far left causes.

‘Prop 8 Protest in LA 11/15/08′ Video

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