Headed by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, over 300 members of the Republican Party who have served in politics filed an amicus brief on Thursday to sway the Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage, Breitbart.com reports. The Court is scheduled to consider four same-sex marriage cases on April 28 that could make it legal across the nation.
Twenty-three current and former members of the House of Representatives and Senate and seven current and former governors have endorsed the brief, including Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and billionaire GOP mega-donor David Koch have also joined the effort.
Many of Mitt Romney’s top aides from his 2012 campaign, including his general counsel, also signed the brief, which originated in 2013.
The brief itself is attempting to tear down the bans on same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. It states that the bans are “inconsistent with amici’s understanding of the properly limited role of government.
(If gay ‘marriage’ becomes the law of the land, it will be a very short step toward throwing Christian pastors in jail for not performing ceremonies. Persecution of Christians in America will continue to grow as a result.)