Skip to comments.Same-Sex Marriage: Who Decides?
Posted on 08/15/2010 9:13:16 PM PDT by stolinsky
A single federal judge ruled that Proposition 8 − which was voted for by 52.2% of Californians and defines marriage as between one man and one woman − violates the U.S. Constitution. Neither Governor Schwarzenegger nor Attorney General Brown will appeal his decision, so an appeal may not be possible.
The judge disrespected those who oppose same-sex marriage. But he also disrespected those who favor it. In effect, he told both groups, Your opinions are worthless − I make the decisions here. The only Californians who were not disrespected were those who didnt bother to vote. They were confirmed in their belief that their votes are meaningless. How sad for a supposedly free people.
One unelected, unaccountable official with a lifetime job can overrule the majority of our most populous state, who twice expressed their will on this issue. He took it upon himself to redefine marriage fundamentally for the first time in history. He claimed to find in the U.S. Constitution a right to same-sex marriage, something that no one had known was there since the Constitution was adopted in 1789, or at least since the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted in 1868.
There are only two possibilities: (1) It was there all this time, but only this judge is clever enough to find it. (2) He made it up to suit his own prejudices.
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My vote is scenario #2 (how appropriate, since "hizzoner" is exceedingly interested in #2, it seems...)
Marriage is a sacred union ordained by the church.
Civil union is live and let live.
They are not the same.
The problem I see here is that the state wants to dictate church doctrine.
It is not even a matter of a vote.
“Marriage” is ordained by the church.
I had a friend. Good Christian girl, she has passed away.
She got divorced and her own church would not remarry her to the next fellow.
This was a rift with her and her church, but they never left her. (the rules were established) and she never left them.
Her funeral was beautiful
Somethings are bigger than self
She did not pitch a fit and demand that the church she loved change its doctrine.
And the church she loved accepted her and her understanding of the matter.
Liberals are always complaining about the separation of church and state, and they are ALWAYS the one to use the state to change the Church.
The entire argument is like petulant children DEMANDING that God bless them.
I explained to a friend of mine who supports gay marriage that if we allow it then essentially we have to normalize homosexuality into society completely. I said further that we all look at a man and woman or boy and girl holding hands and kissing in public etc and we find it touching and we smile, but what happens when we see two men doing the same? What happens when tv commercials, greeting cards, magazine advertising, proms, childrens textbooks, etc all have images of homosexuality?
He didn’t like that idea at all. So, what we have is a lot of people supporting gay marriage who have not given it much thought, or somehow believe that it won’t fundamentally change the landscape of society in an unpleasant way.
What we really need to do is pull the rug out from under the homos. Let them have the word marriage, we just need to come up with another name, like sanctified union, and redefine marriage as something indecent that they are welcome to keep. I mean, Obambi changed the word terrorist by fiat, why not turn the tables?
If they’ve corrupted the word marriage to be an abomination, let them have it.
For one solitary sodomite judge to overrule the will of 7,000,000 voters is beyond belief. Every civil service job has a process for removing mentally unstable employees. I guarantee there is a procedure for removing this jerk from office. He is obviously suffering from some kind of dementia.
This judge violated the civil rights of every single person who voted. He decided that voting means nothing, violating the 15th and 26th Amendments to the US Constitution.
Moonbeam Brown and Gov. Brain Tumor refused to defend the constitutional amendment the first time, so I don’t see how the true defenders of Prop 8 don’t have standing to appeal. This is such a clear case of overt demoralization by the perverts, this opinion should immediately be nullified and new trail ordered. Any other one-sided political issue would have been trashed in a court of law a long ago.
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