Thursday, August 5, 2010

Proposition 8 Voted Down

As should be no surprise to anyone, a federal judge has declared California's Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage, to be unconstitutional (here).  Now, let's be clear about this.  We're not talking about a judge saying that a law was unconstitutional.  No, this judge has said that an amendment to their state constitution is unconstitutional.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; 
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20 (NASB)


Anonymous said...

Even conservative judges are going to be ruling in favor of gay citizens being allowed to rule, though they may not want to.
Judge Vaughn Walker, who rendered the decision, was originally nominated by Ronald Reagan and elevated to his current post by the first George Bush. He was opposed by Nancy Pelosi and the liberals because he was so conservative.
There was only one way he or any judge could rule if he was going to follow the rule of law and the state constitution of California.
The meager legal evidence for those supporting Prop 8 was from religious or outdated sources, while Republican Ted Olsen showed that all evidence from medical and scientific sources showed no threat to children raised by gay parents, and no threat to existing heterosexual marriages if gays marry, but a serious harm to gay couples and their children if denied the same marriage rights as other couples.
As much as many evangelicals will hate it, they better brace themselves for the likelihood that the US Supreme Court will vote for gay citizens to have the same marriage rights as all other citizens.

Joe Blackmon said...

You are 100% correct. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that when this gets to the Supreme Court that they will vote to legalize gay marriage.