Wednesday, May 27, 2009
California Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage as Between a Man and a Woman
As expected, the California Supreme Court upheld the voter-approved marriage protection amendment, though allowing the gay couples that married during the short time the law allowed gay marriage under a court decision to remain married under the law. The decision was 6-1, rejecting the argument that the amendment was a "revision" of the California Constitution.
The law is now Constitutional, so the courts were required to uphold it. Only a new constitutional amendment to repeal Proposition 8 can change the law in California.
The battle is not over, however. Gay rights activists promised to place a new proposition on the ballot next year.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
California high court upholds gay marriage ban - Modesto Bee