From Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, which has:
...joined a legal brief asking the California Supreme Court to nullify Proposition 8, a November ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in the state.
The friend-of-the-court brief, filed today by Americans United, the Anti-Defamation League and 30 other civil rights and civil liberties groups, argues that a bare majority of voters should not be permitted to remove fundamental rights from a minority group.
“Prop. 8 was conceived, funded and promoted by the Religious Right with the aim of eviscerating the rights of others, and it should not be allowed to stand,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Allowing powerful religious groups to take away minority rights by referenda is fundamentally at odds with what America is about.”