Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The will of the people is upheld in California

" The California Supreme Court has rejected all constitutional challenges to Proposition 8, the voter-approved constitutional amendment to the state constitution that upholds the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman. However the high court's ruling preserves intact the marriage licenses issued to 18,000 homosexuals by the state of California before November 5, 2008.
The justices voted 6-1 to uphold the amendment, which effectively bans same-sex "marriage," reversing a course that began last year in May, when the justices had voted 4-3 to throw out a California voter referendum passed in 2000. The referendum had passed by a hefty 61 percent to 32 percent majority.
This blows my mind: Connecticut once considered stuffy conservative New England, now looks like a liberal looney bin compared to California, whose Supreme Court has just upheld the will of the people, to amend their Constitution to protect traditional marriage.
Unbelievable, but what it comes down to is this; California's Constitution allows for a referendum to amend the state's consitution, while Connecticut's does not. We have a Consitutional Convention.
Conservatives here, led by the Family Institute of Connecticut, supported a Constitutional Convention in the ballet last November, but the gay agenda managed to outspend us 10 to 1 and confuse the public with expensive TV spots, many of whom thought they should not allow a Convention, when it was our last hope of overturning our own Supreme Court's decision to allow gay marriage.
So New England is falling to the gay agenda state by state, while California returns to tradition.
I'm grateful for that, but will continue fighting here to make this state family friendly again.
Read the entire story on Life Site News.


Anonymous said...

What is coming next is a return of the question to the ballot box. And it won't be timed to coincide with President Obama's reelection. It will be in an off-cycle election where the number of black voters will be a small fraction of the turnout from 2008 and the gay lobby will work overtime to demonize the opposition. I fear that Prop 8 will be a short-lived victory under this scenario.

Anonymous said...

As feared, Gavin Newsome, the mayor of San Francisco, is leading the charge to return the gay marriage question to the California ballot next November. He has a website to collect signatures for the petition and has stated he believes he will collect enough signatures to place a measure on the ballot to overturn Prop 8.