The ADF statement includes;
ADF attorneys had argued before the court that it only had the power to declare the states marriage laws constitutional or unconstitutional, not the power to redefine marriage. Nonetheless, the court granted San Franciscos request to declare marriage open to same-sex couples.Glen Lavy, senior vice president of ADFs Marriage Litigation Center, adds, We will continue to fight San Franciscos attempt to gut marriage of meaning. We steadfastly believe that Californias Constitution supports and assumes marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The state has no legitimate reason to extend the definition of marriage beyond couples of the opposite sex. Doing so voids marriage of any meaning by opening the door to recognition of any intimate adult relationship.
Those arguments received detailed rebuttal in the recent decision. Surely ADF has better ammo.