*If a federal appeals court’s decision about marriage is allowed to stand, one legal group says states will see their respective definitions of marriage redefined by activist judges, says OneNewsNow.com.

Proponents of California’s Proposition 8 have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a decision reached by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that deemed the measure unconstitutional. In June, the Ninth Circuit refused to review a decision that overturned Proposition 8.

Austin R. Nimocks, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, notes the importance of biblical marriage.

“Marriage is a fundamental building block that has been defined and adopted throughout Western civilization,” he recognizes. “The ProtectMarriage.com legal team looks forward to standing before the U.S. Supreme Court and defending this important institution.”

The legal petition warns that if the Ninth Circuit’s decision is allowed to stand, it will lead to states being forced “to redefine marriage based on judicial decree.”

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