You have explained the facts very well. The folks that sued the City, signed the petition. They then went on to take legal action against the city, as individuals not as official members of SOS. SOS does not have formal membership, so therefore SOS is not behind the legal action. But the inferences that are being made can maybe be attributed to the following posts on the SOS website, which may cause many folks to get the impression (inference) that SOS is in favor of the action if not providing an outright endorsement.
REMINDER: the trial to determine whether the city commission has to enact the ordinance or put it to a vote of the public will be held on Tuesday, June 18. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is in Judge Bosch’s courtroom in the Riley County Courthouse. It would be great to see a full gallery in the courtroom—it will definitely be an interesting trial.
At the hearing on Wednesday, May 8, Judge Bosch decided that the issue should go to trial. The trial will be held on Tuesday, June 18 and will start at 8:30 a.m. It will likely last all day (and may even carry over to Wednesday, June 19). Please plan to attend. If the pretrial hearing is any indication, the actual trial should be very, very interesting.