San Diego County clerk who wants to halt marriages shows up at press conference protesting him

Queerty
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July 24, 2013

You have to hand it to Ernest J. Dronenburg. The San Diego County clerk, who filed a petition with the California State Supreme Court asking it to halt same-sex marriages, can’t keep himself out of the spotlight. Not content to let the lawsuit speak for itself, Dronenburg actually showed up at a press conference today held by LGBT activists condemning his actions. Dronenburg kept insisting that he didn’t mean to intrude on the marriage equality supporters because “this is their day,” although introducing himself to the media at their press conference is a funny way of showing it.

Dronenburg insists he just wants to make sure the law is clear. ”I believe it’s cruel to set up [same-gender couples] for marriage and then take it away,” Dronenburg said. “That’s why I’m simply seeking clarification to the court’s rulings so we don’t have to do this again.” Of course,the courts have made it perfectly clear time and time again that marriage equality is the law. It’s a settled case, except in unsettled minds.