Cali Supreme Court upholds Prop 8

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    "People have a right through the ballot box to change the constitution" is what I hear the opion says.

    Hmmmm, I guess the arguments around whether the ballot initiative amended the constitution or revised it will be carried further if possible. Otherwise gay marriage proponents are going to have to play the ballot initiative game until they win...then the opponents of that can play the ballot intitiative game until they win...then...

    I always thought amendments came through the process of a constitutional convention---that is until I moved out here to the liberal :lol: west coast.

    go figure
     
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    Not in states like Fornicalia and Colorado.

    It's a messy business having mob rule decide what your state constitution sez, but that's how some of them set it up.
     
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    Damn, rather sad that the people can vote your rights away, hopefully no one will tell the people in....
     
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    A license, by definition (this issue is about the issuance of state marriage licenses, not the right of free adults to enter into contractual agreements), isn't a right....It's permission.
     
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    Kind of weird that the people most responsible for Prop 8 are Mormons and blacks...I suppose it is fashionable once again to be a bigot.:eusa_eh:
     
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    Ravi--
    That, too, is bigotted.

    The point is that when a minority forces their will on the majority we have tyranny of the minority. Despite all the hysterics, the gay community is nothing more than another minority - among many in our pluralistic society. They deserve nothing more than anyone else and certainly do not deserve to change our society or laws to suit their narrow purposes.

    This will probably result in more screaming and hand wringing on this board. So be it.
     
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    Even after the gay marriage advocates tried to subvert the will of the People (for a second time), the Judges upheld it 6-1. What I wonder is, why would they think Prop 8 would be a revision over an amendment if the CA SC didn't keep it off the ballot last summer when they petitioned them to?
     
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    We obviously look at it differently. Since marriage is a right (as ruled by SCOTUS) then denying any two people of consenting age that right is not something that can or should be voted upon.
     

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