Montgomery, AL — The Foundation for Moral Law (“Foundation”) together with the Institute for Creation Research has filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in Case No. 15-0688, Pidgeon v. Turner. The Court will hear oral argument on March 1 on the question of whether Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s 2015 gay marriage decision, requires that Texas municipalities provide spousal benefits to same-sex couples. The legal issue is whether Obergefell should be applied narrowly—limited to the issuing of marriage licenses—or broadly, affecting spousal benefits and other incidents of marriage.
The Foundation’s amicus brief provides a unique perspective. Arguing that Obergefell is a wholly illegitimate decision with no basis in the Constitution, a pure act of judicial will that usurps the legislative power, the Foundation encourages the justices of the Texas Supreme Court, in fulfillment of their oath to the Constitution, to give it no effect.
Foundation President Kayla Moore said concerning the brief: “Justices on state supreme courts need to send a message to the current liberal majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that their immoral imaginings, Proverbs 6:18, are not a substitute for the constitutional text to which they have sworn an oath of loyalty. Otherwise, we have become a government, not of laws, but of men.”
The Foundation for Moral Law is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the strict construction of the Constitution according to the intent of the Framers and to the right to acknowledge God in the public arena.