American Proscenium

"Gay Marriage" in California: Back in the Docket

In modern America, the absurd is forced on everyone with the full coercive powers of an omnipotent state—all in the name of “rights.”

Same-sex “marriage” first was “legalized” in 2003 when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court drove matrimony off Chappaquiddick’s Dike Bridge and let it drown.  In October 2008, Connecticut’s Supreme Court did the same.

But the most drama has come from California.  Domestic “partnerships”—another absurdity in which same-sex “couples” are granted all the rights of marriage but the name—were legalized by the legislature in 1999.  In 2000, voters passed an initiative statute that banned same-sex “marriage,” but it was not a constitutional amendment.  Then in May 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that same-sex “marriages” have equal standing with real marriages.  Thus can four judges overturn reality.

In his majority opinion, Republican Chief Justice Ronald M. George wrote:

 

[O]ur task in this proceeding is not to decide whether we believe, as a matter of policy, that the officially recognized relationship of a same-sex couple should be designated a marriage rather than a domestic partnership, but instead only to determine whether the difference in official names of the relationships violates the California Constitution.

 

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