[The court said,] ""The time may come when California chooses to expand the definition of marriage to encompass same-sex unions. That change must come from democratic processes, however, not by judicial fiat."So much for "democratic processes" including the legislature. Or the courts, for that matter.
...[T]he Legislature last year became the first lawmaking body in the nation to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, saying it was up to voters or the courts, not lawmakers, to settle the contentious issue.
Oct 6, 2006
gay marriage ban upheld in California
Apparently, the only way to get something done in California is if you have a little initiative. As in, a voter initiative. Why?