The state’s Supreme Court has decided that Proposition 8 is to be state law, thus banning same-sex marriage in the state.
The judges decided 6–1 that the ban was constitutional. However, those already married will stay married.
Tellingly, the only judge who wanted Proposition Hate struck down was both gay and the only Democrat.
The ruling says:
In a sense, petitioners’ and the attorney general’s complaint is that it is just too easy to amend the California constitution through the initiative process. But it is not a proper function of this court to curtail that process; we are constitutionally bound to uphold it.
Gay marriage was legalised in California in May 2008, but then along came Proposition Hate, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, completely ignoring the natural phenomenon of same-sex couplings. That such a notion is Bible-inspired cannot be refuted.
Watch now for the crowing of the religious right.
Update: We learn that some churches in California have condemned the decision.
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