Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California High Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

The California Supreme Court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage, ratifying a decision made by voters last year, despite several state governments moving in the opposite direction.

The constitutional amendment did not dissolve the unions of 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who wed before the measure took effect.

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I believe in the rule of law. I believe that constitutions help define the law and should not be changed by activist courts.

I feel same-sex couples do deserve many of the same civic privileges as married couples, just not the status of being married. Civil unions, sure.

It is a moral issue. Just because people have gay tendencies does not mean they must be acted upon. Unfortunately, as a society, we will see same-sex marriage become the national norm. Societies disintegrate for a number of reasons, loss of morality is always present.

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