Rebuked California Supreme Court upholds people’s vote for traditional marriage

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May 26, 2009 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

Rebuked California Supreme Court upholds people’s vote for traditional marriage

Weighing in once again on the California fight for traditional marriage, the state Supreme Court, 6-1, upheld the same-sex marriage ban (http://www NULL.breitbart NULL.com/article NULL.php?id=D98E32U80&show_article=1) added to the state constitution by Proposition 8 passed in last November’s election.  That vote last November was itself a rebuking response to this same Court’s activist ruling 6 months prior, holding that an earlier voter Proposition in 2000 banning same-sex marriage under state law (but not at the constitutional level) violated the California constitution.

Those same-sex “marriages” that were performed before Proposition 8 last year, however, were allowed to stand, as the Court held that Prop. 8 was not retroactive in its reach.

Once again, the people of California made clear their desire to protect marriage at the ballot box and, thankfully, the Court did not step outside its judicial function to try to nullify it—this time.

Not surprisingly, proponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to bring this issue back to the ballot box.  Given the public backlash (http://morallaw NULL.org/blog/?p=499) against Miss California (http://morallaw NULL.org/blog/?p=741) and other open supporters of traditional marriage, and also considering the decreased majority-t0-minority margin of votes between the pro-marriage propositions from 2000 to 2008, this next round in California might be both the biggest and closest fight yet.

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  1. James J (http://www NULL.ourfoundingtruth NULL.blogspot NULL.com) says:

    The Church, and members of Congress have been pitifully silent on this issue. The latter, I doubt, have a clue what is Natural Law, which the Constitution is based.

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