‘Judicial Tyranny’: Anti-Gay Marriage Lawyer Rails Against Gay Marriage Rulings On CNN

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, National Organization for Marriage’s attorney railed against the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, calling the decisions “judicial tyranny” for their reversing of anti-gay marriage laws.

“We are manufacturing the right to redefine marriage,” NOM lawyer John Eastman told CNN host Candy Crowley. “That’s judicial tyranny, not the kind of system we have.”

While he believes the high court has effectively rebuked the states’ ability to determine their won anti-same-sex marriage laws, Eastman told Crowley that gay marriage proponents will have a tough time getting their way across all 50 states.

“I’s not going to happen overnight, it’s going to take root over time,” he said. “As we saw in North Carolina last year, that’s a much more difficult task than they thought,” he added, referring to that state’s overwhelming vote in favor of banning same-sex marriage.

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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