Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Marriage is between a man and a woman in CA

The CA state supreme court ruled to uphold the passage of proposition 8 by the voters of CA. Marriage will be between a man and a woman. Gays can have equal rights, but must call the union something else.

5 comments:

LL said...

"But Chief Justice Ron George, writing the 6-1 decision, said the people have a right, through the ballot box, to change their constitution."

I find it shocking that the Justices would follow the law. I don't know why but given past excuses and feint loopholes, I expected to see the Supreme Court strike down the Constitutional Amendment (prop 8)

"In a sense, petitioners' and the attorney general's complaint is that it is just too easy to amend the California constitution through the initiative process. But it is not a proper function of this court to curtail that process; we are constitutionally bound to uphold it."

So maybe the vote counts for something. Go figure.

Bungalow Bill said...

It did in this case, but the battle will get uglier.

WoFat said...

A sign of the times. "Law has no meaning when you disagree with it." It's also called "the Criminal Mentality." Or being Liberal.

Northwest Minuteman said...

Finally, the courts do what ought to be the Norm. Let's hope we see more common sense from the courts in the future, but I'll not hold my breath.

Clifton B said...

I think the CA Supremes deliberately did a half ass job. By letting the 18,000 existing gay marriages stand they set up a double standard that flies in the face of equal treatment under the law. Expect this battle to wage on unnecessarily.

Truth be told, gay marriage is coming to America in about 10 years. Just ask any 18-25 year old, they are all on board with it (we can blame social engineering at our public schools for that) . If it wasn’t for that age group’s poor voting record, it might be here today. If gays just buy their time, they will have what they want with little to no fuss. Forcing the issue today, will only ensure that this generation puts down the proper road blocks make it takes a lot longer