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?
[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."

...[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.
So much for "democratic processes" including the legislature. Or the courts, for that matter.

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