Californians Push Back

The California Supreme Court usurped the will of the people by
overturning the results of the previous referendum (Proposition 22)
banning gay marriage. Now, the people are fighting back:

An
initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in California has
qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State announced
Monday.

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said a random check
of signatures submitted by the measure’s sponsors showed that they had
gathered enough names for it to be put to voters.

The measure
would amend the state constitution to “provide that only marriage
between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

If
approved by a majority of voters on Nov. 4, the amendment would
overturn the recent California Supreme Court ruling that legalized
same-sex marriage in the state. It is similar to gay marriage bans that
have been adopted in 26 other states.

La Shawn Barber makes some great points about this, saying:

As
I read this opinion, I kept wondering when I’d run into the inevitable
discussion about incest and polygamy. Those of us who oppose homosexual
“marriage” often argue, with good reason, that allowing two men to
“marry” opens the floodgate to allowing just about anyone to marry. I
never found that discussion because there wasn’t one. Instead, there’s
a footnote. A footnote. From page 79 (emphasis added):

“We
emphasize that our conclusion that the constitutional right to marry
properly must be interpreted to apply to gay individuals and gay
couples does not mean that this constitutional right similarly must be understood to extend to polygamous or incestuous relationships.
Past judicial decisions explain why our nation’s culture has considered
the latter types of relationships inimical to the mutually supportive
and healthy family relationships promoted by the constitutional right
to marry.”

Wait a second. Our nation’s culture has also considered
homosexual relationships “inimical to the mutually supportive and
healthy family relationships promoted by the constitutional right to
marry,” has it not?

So Californians will fight back. Will
the Supremes subvert the will of the people again? They’ll try. They
say that marriage is a constitutional right. I figure that’s just what
the framers imagined when they wrote the constitution: We hold these
truths to be self evident–that all created beings were imbued by their
Creator to have the right to marry whomever and whatever they please.

What do you think?

Gay Marriage…..
Should be legal
Should be illegal, but I support Civil Unions
Should be illegal and the laws as they exist are fine
  
pollcode.com free polls

Cross posted at Dr. Melissa Clouthier

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