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Gay Marriage Activists Try to Block California Initiative Vote

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Michael Ramirez on Gay Marriage

It was bad enough that the California Supreme Court overturned a vote of Californians banning gay marriage. But now the same court is being asked to invalidate another California Initiative BEFORE the vote.

The Limit on Marriage Constitutional Amendment has qualified by initiative and will appear on the California November general election ballot.

Supporters of gay rights have asked the California Supreme Court to block a November ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages.

In a legal brief filed late Friday with the high court, the gay rights groups argue that the initiative is a “revision” of the state Constitution, which would require involvement of the Legislature, rather than simply an amendment, which can be approved by a majority vote in an election.

The California courts in the past have been very reluctant to throw out a measure before going to the voters. However, who knows what this court will do?

The Alliance Defense Fund has vowed to fight this latest legal challenge to allowing California voters decide the gay marriage issue.

“Equality California and its allies are desperate to evade democracy. First, they used the courts to erase the votes of nearly 5 million Californians who voted to protect marriage. Now, they are trying to silence the people’s voice forever,” said ADF Senior Counsel Glen Lavy. “This is just another attempt to force a radical political agenda upon the people of California. The opponents of marriage are willing to use any means necessary to impose their will.”

“ADF and ProtectMarriage will defend the right of the people to participate in the democratic process and vote on the constitutional amendment,” Lavy added.

The gay marriage proponents are obviously afraid of another election. They will lose and gay marriage AGAIN will not be recognized.

Sadly, the legal challenges will not end by the homosexual lobby.


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12 thoughts on “Gay Marriage Activists Try to Block California Initiative Vote

  1. Homosexuals already have the same rights to marry someone of the opposite sex, just like everyone else. Just look at Anne Heche! The November initiative does not prevent this right.

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  3. It saddens me to read editorials like this. I just don’t understand all the animosity towards people who just want the same rights as the rest of the citizens of this great nation.

    And how can people be labeled as “opponents of marriage” when all they want is to be able to get married?

    The same sort of campaign was once leveled against interracial couples. Thankfully we have moved past that dark period in our history and we will (God willing) move past this one as well.

  4. The same sort of campaign was once leveled against interracial couples. Thankfully we have moved past that dark period in our history and we will (God willing) move past this one as well.

    That is your problem. You think that over two hundred thirty years of American history is a dark period, simply because Americans defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

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