Press Releases

Recognition of Christmas Suppressed by Some Governments, Businesses

1 Dec, 2008

Sacramento, CA – Advocates for religious liberty are dismayed that, once again, recognition of the upcoming Christmas holiday is being discouraged and even banned by some government officials and employers. Pacific Justice Institute has received several first-hand reports of suppression. In … Read More

Cal. Supreme Court Rules: Prop. 8 to be Enforced But Will be Reviewed Early Next Year

19 Nov, 2008

San Francisco, CA – The California Supreme Court has just issued a brief but much-anticipated ruling in response to several lawsuits challenging Proposition 8. The Court denied requests to stay enforcement of Prop. 8, meaning that the voters’ rejection of gay … Read More

PJI Defends Prop. 8 at California Supreme Court

13 Nov, 2008

Sacramento, CA – Pacific Justice Institute has filed legal briefs today with the California Supreme Court defending Proposition 8 in three separate cases. The briefs can now be accessed at As soon as it was reported that Prop. 8 had been … Read More

Prop. 8 Showdown Looms at California Supreme Court; Vandalism Continues

10 Nov, 2008

Sacramento, CA – After enduring months of a heated campaign, most Californians assumed that last week’s decisive vote in favor of Prop. 8 and traditional marriage would at least temporarily quiet the debate over gay marriage in the state. Not so, … Read More

Proposition 8 Wins While Battle Looms in Public Schools and Courts

5 Nov, 2008

Sacramento, CA – With nearly all the votes counted, California voters passed Proposition 8. The proposition amends the California Constitution so that “[o]nly a marriage between a man and woman is valid and recognized in California.” Nonetheless, both sides in the … Read More

CTA, PG&E Take Financial Hit for Supporting Gay Marriage

29 Oct, 2008

Sacramento, CA – The California Teachers Association (CTA) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) may have flexed their political muscles, but at a cost to their bottom line. Both groups have made hefty political donations to fight Prop. 8, which would … Read More

“Coming Out Day” Coming This Week to California Elementary Schools

22 Oct, 2008

Hayward, CA – Parents at a K-8 charter school in Hayward were shocked to learn this week the extent to which their school is promoting gay and lesbian ideals to their daughter in kindergarten. The parents were shocked to see a … Read More

Teachers Outraged as Their Union Gives More Than $1 Million to Promote Gay Marriage

21 Oct, 2008

Sacramento, CA – Teachers across California are expressing dismay upon learning that their union has spent more than $1 million of members’ dues money to push for gay marriage. The California Teachers Association previously gave a hefty $250,000 to oppose Prop. … Read More

Bride and Groom Court Battle Not Yet Over

8 Oct, 2008

Sacramento, CA – While recent reports indicate that the State of California will once again change its widely-criticized “Party A” and “Party B” marriage license forms, attorneys for the Roseville couple who filed suit to preserve their status as “Bride” and … Read More