Nielsen Comments On Ninth Circuit Decision On Proposition 8

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement this morning following the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that Proposition 8 passed by Californians back in 2008 was unconstitutional.

"I am deeply disappointed by the Ninth Circuit decision, which undermines the votes of millions of Californians who have exercised their constitutional rights and voted on it," said Nielsen. "This is one more example of activist judges circumventing the will of Californians. It concerns me profoundly this pattern of discounting what the voters have clearly stated on critical issues in our state. This court has once again diluted our process of democracy by imposing their will over that of the people."