Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Prop 8

I must say, I was a little scared about the decision that was going to be made today. The people voted yes on Prop 8, barely, but I thought that would be the end of it. Gay rights activists protested and fought so hard, that the California Supreme Court decided to re-evaluate the decision. Sometimes it is hard to predict what the decision will be.
This morning the Court voted in a 6-1 decision to uphold Prop 8 and ban same-sex marriage but to uphold those marriages that had already taken place under the law. I'm not a big fan of the second part, but I am happy that the ban was kept.
For one, it shows that are votes do matter for something. The people, though a close percentage, voted to ban same-sex marriage. If the Supreme Court would have overturned that, our November votes would have seemed useless. We spoke. We should be heard. They listened.
For two, I personally do not believe in same-sex marriage. I do find it a sin and I do not think that banning it is unconstitutional. I was shocked, surprised and happy to see the results. Unfortunately, according the the LA Times, there will probably another call for a vote in the fall ballot. That is probably true, meaning those who want to keep the ban, must fight and pray harder and speak louder. If not, we may lose.
For now, the Courts did not disappoint me.

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