I found out my marriage will soon be over in a different way--the Campaign for Children and Families and the Alliance for Marriage Foundation told me.
According to the Campaign for Children and Families, today's California Supreme Court pro-gay marriage ruling "has destroyed the civil institution of marriage." The Alliance for Marriage Foundation says the decision has "struck down marriage." All because the ruling would allow the 2% of the population who are gay to marry. Read the full story of the catastrophe here.
Ignorant me, I thought that marriage was under greater threat from the fact that hundreds of thousands of innocent fathers have been booted out of their homes with little judicial oversight via restraining orders based on false domestic violence allegations. Or that courts allow children of divorce to be dragged half way across the country so mothers can exclude their fathers from their lives. Or that the abusive child support system often traps low income men in a hopeless spiral of debt. Or that family courts are allowing military parents to be permanently removed from their children's lives while they're overseas. I was wrong--it's gays being allowed to marry that is the real threat.
FYI - I wonder how Glenn Sacks would feel if this court imposed a conservative agenda by judicial fiat - like ban all abortion center, banned quotas, rounded up all the illegals, etc.
2 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:50:21 PM by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:53:33 PM by Skooz (Any nation that would elect Hillary Clinton as its president has forfeited its right to exist.)
This is not about discrimination. They always had the right to marry, just like all the normal people in the country. Someone of the other sex, that is.
Oh, they want to marry someone of the same sex? Sorry. That would be ridiculous.
posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:05:29 PM by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:01:31 PM by ROP_RIP
AHNOLD IS A JOKE....married to a demonrat....he is one himself hiding behind a repub’s label is all....
4 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:03:24 PM by tatsinfla
Old Schwarz a closet homo? Or is he just another California liberal?
9 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:07:05 PM by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
Not to mention pedophile and bestial lovers. If marriage changed definitions from "Two people of the opposite sex of consenting age..." to "Two people of consenting age...", then "Two", "consenting age", and "people" are all up for grabs.
posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:28:26 PM by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
The WRONG here is the seizure of power from the People to legislate as they see fit.
The issue of two men or two women pretending to be "married" is not what's at issue here. THAT issue was won with the voters of California, and re-arguing it here, under these circumstances, has NO CHANCE of changing the outcome.
What needs to be put in front of the People now is NOT how we feel, or think they should feel, about homosexual "marriages" or other homosexual behavior.
The People need to understand that this ruling is an illegitimate seizure of THEIR OWN POWER TO GOVERN THEMSELVES.
This has the advantage, once that battle is won, of putting an end to these rulings once and for all. If, in ten years and after ten billion dollars, you are able to amend the California Constitution, they'll just be back in court with gay scoutmasters, or polygamy, or heaven knows what.
Defeat the problem at it's source - end legislation from the bench. If you amend the Constitution to do THAT, there's a victory worth having.
48 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:49:10 AM by Jim Noble (ride 'em like you stole 'em)
Anyone with a law degree know what this will mean for the rest of the country?
Sames sex couples married in California will have same family status in all 50 states who do not have gay marriage. Much like your drive’s liscense be recognized in other states, so will your marriage license.
44 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:25:07 AM by cornfedcowboy
Ahh, but THIS ONE takes the cake, the icing, and the frosting...
All radical muslims are hereby invited to bring their families to beautiful, sunny Keliforrnia. With the recent court ruling on homosexual “marriage,” the already far lower than required population replacement rate of 2.1 kids per white, native born family will now head even lower. (In case you hadn’t noticed, homosexual couples produce very few offsping.)
If you can get to Mexico, don a sombrero, a serape and simply stroll across the unprotected “Bush” border at San Diego. Immediately apply for welfare and get down to the serious business of full time breeding.
Then in 20 years — or less the way things are going out there — you can duke it out with the illegal Mexicans for dominance of the place, thus establishing a perfect springboard for whatever terrorist mischief you care to perpetrate on the rest of the land mass that used to be known as AMERICA.
But by then, you’ll probably not even have to bother because, as we all know, as goes Keliforrnia, so goes the nation.
posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:13:33 AM by Dick Bachert
Isn't it ironic that last statement was made by a true.........well, his name IS Dick!