July 26, 2013
LEXINGTON, KY--The group that led the support for the state Marriage Amendment said that a case filed today against the provision may be evidence that opponents of traditional marriage don't have the public support they claim they have. "If opponents had the kind of support they say they have, they could get a bill passed in the State Legislature and put it on the ballot. That's what we did," said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst with The Family Foundation.
"We think it's unfortunate that there are people out there who want to ban this state from defining marriage as it has been defined by virtually everyone since the beginning of recorded history," said Cothran, who was the lead lobbyist on the Marriage Amendment.
Cothran said groups opposed to the measure should use the process for amending the state Constitution. "But instead of going through the regular process to change the law, they want to go out and find judges who will invent rights that support their political agenda. They now want the courts to find a right to same-sex marriage that's been somehow hidden in the Constitution for almost 250 years and that nobody noticed before. We can imagine what the founders would have said about this, and it isn't pretty."