According to a press release, the LGBT groups Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU LGBT Project have filed a motion asking that the U.S. District Court in San Francisco to allow Our Family Coalition, Lavender Seniors of the East Bay and Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays to intervene in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the Olson-Boies federal suit (filed as American Foundation for Equal Rights) designed to put the question of marriage equality before the United States Supreme Court as soon as possible.
"On behalf of the plaintiffs and our board, donors and supporters, I am writing to ask that you not intervene in Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
"Given our willingness to collaborate with you, and your efforts to undercut this case, we were surprised and disappointed when we became aware of your desire to intervene.
"You have unrelentingly and unequivocally acted to undermine this case even before it was filed. In light of that, it is inconceivable that you would zealously and effectively litigate this case if you were successful in intervening. Therefore, we will vigorously oppose any motion to intervene."
"As a result of your intervention, we could be mired in procedurally convoluted pre-trial maneuvering for years—while and gay and lesbian individuals in California continue to suffer the daily indignity of being denied their federal constitutional right to marry the person of their choosing."