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The Alliance Defense Fund just released a video detailing some of what has happened in the last year with regard to marriage and religious freedom. They also call for people to donate to their cause. The video is below [Link to Video]:
Pro-Gay blogs such as Good as You, a GLBT activist site, are chiming in:
But you know what we find funny about the video? That the foremost “victory” they tout is in the arena of marriage, especially in California, when if there is any group that actually LOST in terms of marriage equality in ’08, it was the Alliance Defense Fund. In California, the ADF’s Glen Lavy was in the Supreme Court making his case for keeping gays barred. The Supreme Court, however, rejected his side’s arguments. Also, among other marriage cases: The legal beagles also tried, unsuccessfully, to stop New York state from recognizing out-of-state unions. In fact, as far as their gay nup-barring court activities are concerned, it seems to have been a pretty crummy year for this “pro-marriage” outfit. It would seem to us that the anti-gay movement succeeded DESPITE the ADF’s inability to effectively win in court, not because of it.
Don’t believe the spin. While the ADF may not win every battle they take on, they are doing much good both in the courts of law and public opinion. For a list of important cases the ADF has taken on and won this year, click here.