Pro- and anti-Proposition 8 protesters rally in front of the San Francisco City Hall in 2009 as the California Supreme Court holds a session to determine the definition of marriage.
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WASHINGTON — Executive branch officials at the state and federal government levels are increasingly ignoring laws they dislike, especially those pertaining to the defense of marriage.
This trend places citizens who support existing laws that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman in a bind because they may not have legal standing to defend those laws in court when their elected officials refuse to do so.
“This is a devastating trend across the courts on a wide array of legal issues,” Peter Breen, executive director and legal counsel of the Thomas More Society, told the Register.
In decades past, executive-level leaders would refuse to enforce laws only for grave...READ MORE