It's my version of 'shock and awe'
It's no secret that California is one of the top 5 Liberal states in the US. We rank behind Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and Vermont in our Liberalism. Our court system also leans to the left.
Last fall we had the big Prop 8 vote, you remember....the marriage between a man and a woman thing....
54% percent of voting Californians voted "Yes" on '8', voting to keep the definition of Marriage in California as a 'union between a man and a woman'. Personally, I believe in this. I also believe that there should be some form of a legal, binding contract for other committed relationships between those of the same sex. I believe that everyone's right to love and buy property, form a partnership etc. should be protected.
But that being said, Marriage is ordained of God and needs to be patterned after God's way, ie. male and female.
Immediately, the Supreme Court was petitioned to throw away the will of California voters. It must be said that TWICE this proposition has appeared on the ballot, and twice it has been voted for in the affirmative. Obviously this was not some sort of fluke vote.
An appeal was filed within 48 hours. Then, both sides were heard, (rather quickly), briefs read, and deliberation started.
Today the decision of California's Liberal Supreme Court was made known.....................
They upheld the voters will. Our mega-liberal Judges (who never miss a chance to be liberal)
UPHELD Proposition 8, the proposition stands as written.
The media is portraying this as a 'split decision', which I guess a 6-1 majority technically is. All I know is that I am stunned, didn't see that coming. (Watch the coverage here). There are protests all over California. I'm sure there will be a backlash against the 'Mormons' again. There were some protesters at the temples today and marching in the streets.
As long as it's peaceful, go for it.
But... immediately an appeal was filed and papers for the next election filed.
A vote on whether California voters should be allowed to change the state Constitution by voting.