John Suthers, Meet The Wrong Side of History

The Denver Post's Allison Sherry reported moments ago:

Colorado’s Republican Attorney General John Suthers signed onto a brief that urges the Supreme Court to uphold California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage.

Reports Sherry, Attorney General John Suthers claims to be taking this action in defense of Colorado's Amendment 43, passed in 2006 amending our state's constitution to define marriage as "between one man and one woman." Since the passage of Amendment 43 nearly seven years ago, public opinion in this state (and the party affiliation of the state's chief executive) have shifted solidly in support of equality for gays and lesbians. Just last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Civil Union Act into law in an historic ceremony at the History Colorado Center.

But today, John Suthers' discordant act against the same equality most of the state is celebrating? To say it stands out in ugly relief, a mark against him any time this man ever aspires to higher office, is an understatement.


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  1. At best Suthers is pissing in to the wind on his SCOTUS brief signature. SCOTUS may dismiss the Prop. 8 case from its courtroom, leaving the 9th Circuit ruling in place. Or it could dismiss the 9th Circuit appeal, leaving the District Court ruling intact. Or I suppose the liberals on the Court could convince someone to sign on to an actual decision, potentially broadening the impact of the case to include Colorado. But the chances of the Court ruling to uphold Prop. 8 are somewhere between slim and none based on reports from today's arguments.

  2. DavieDavie says:

    Perhaps Suthers is just standing up for a shrinking minority — Republicans.

  3. Arvadonian1Arvadonian1 says:

    Is anyone really surprised by this?  The only surprising element is that it took him so long to sign it….

  4. PitaPita says:

    Meet the 131 Republicans who are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage 

    In a friend of the court brief, the Republicans argued that gay marriage promotes conservative values of strong family and limited government.

    Read more:

  5. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    It does show one thing. Suthers is clearly not planning on running for office in the future. (He is smart enough to read the polls.)

  6. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    That doesn't hurt my feelings in the slightest, DavidThi. Maybe he's lining up his next gig. I'll bet Focus on the Family will take him. 


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