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Bloviating Zeppelin: California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban


Once again, the California Supreme Court shows residents that it couldn't care less what 36-million Californians think (as Fornicalia approved Proposition 22 in the year 2000, on a 4,579,386 / 61.2% Yes votes ...... 2,897,689 / 38.8% No votes), by granting same sex marriage.


California's supreme court ruled that a ban on gay marriage was unlawful Thursday, effectively leaving same-sex couples in America's most populous state free to tie the knot in a landmark ruling.

In an opinion that analysts say could have nationwide implications for the issue, the seven-member panel voted 4-3 in favor of plaintiffs who argued that restricting marriage to men and women was discriminatory.

With its 121-page majority opinion, the California Supreme Court opens a box best left closed: what are, then, the limits to marriage? One man, two women? Three women? Twenty women? One woman and a power tool? One man and one boy aged 13? One man and one goat? Five women and a Labrador Retriever? What about a California law aimed at churches, making it illegal to refuse to marry a same-sex or an "out of definition" series of persons or objects in what California now considers to be a lawful marriage?

As I have said and written, time after time, real power exists in the judgeships, SCOTUS appointments and education. We hand education and appointments to the Left, and we lose power entirely in this nation because the Left will continuously work OUTSIDE the electorate in order to promote and fulfill their Leftist/Socialist agendas -- those agendas that will not, generally, be approved by the electorate at large. But something tells me this will, in fact, be going to SCOTUS.

Further, Gov. Schwarzenegger has just now come out with a statement he will not be supporting an proposal to amend the California consitution indicating marriage is, in fact, a union between one man and one woman.

Today the California Supreme Court handed down a ruling which legalized same sex marriage in California. The California Defense of Marriage Act, also known as Proposition 22, was found to be unconstitutional by the high court. Passed by the voters in March of 2000 by a wide margin (61.2%) the law was codified as Section 308.5 of the Family Code and stated: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Chief Justice George wrote the opinion for the court and was joined by Justices Kennard, Werdegar and Moreno. Justice Baxter wrote a concurring and dissenting opinion joined by Justice Chin. Justice Corrigan also wrote a concurring and dissenting opinion. Six of the seven justices on the court were appointed by Republican governors.

This is not the last word on this issue. In November the California voters will be presented with an opportunity to amend the California Constitution via the Marriage Protection Act. Should the Act pass, it will not be subject to review by the California Supreme Court.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, stated, "This is a classic case of judicial activism at its worst. This decision will now make the passage of the Marriage Protection Act critical for the survival of the will of the people of California."

There is now no legal definition of marriage in the State of California.


BZ

P.S: California residents, go to: http://www.protectmarriage.com/

11 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

I honestly don't know HOW decent Conservative and/or Christian folks stay in California...

Thu May 15, 03:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Nicely written BZ, stay tuned to hear how a very angry redneck states the issue, might need to hide the women and children.

Thu May 15, 04:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: we stay because our family is here and can't move; we stay because it's a beautiful state and deserves to be fought for -- its coastline is gorgeous, its mountains, rivers, lakes, streams are unparalleled; it's the 6th largest economy in the world; it still yields prodigious amounts of produce. It's the PEOPLE that are the killers of this state. But the bottom line: I'm not giving up on this state -- either to ILLEGAL MEXICAN INVADERS or to the Socialists, Ararchists and Leftists that line its HEAVILY POPULATED areas.

Robert: thank you. I'll be visiting you shortly.

BZ

Thu May 15, 05:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Dee said...

I know I shouldn't be surprised but I couldn't believe it when I saw this today. Talk about not listening to the voice of the people or following the constitution.

Thu May 15, 10:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...

People say there's no country better than America, well I say there's no state better than California. I've been to everyone and California takes the cake hands down.

Do Gay Marrages effect the surf, NO. Do gay marrages effect the fly-fishing, NO. Do gay marrages effect a drive down Highway 1, NO.

Turn the News off, put down the Newspaper, get the family and hit the road and you'll see, California is one great place.

Fri May 16, 05:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Get out to see CA... if you can pay the taxes on everything... there really are some nice places to visit, but I can't afford to live there. I'll head out to the Western part of the People's Republic of Washington... the part where guns and civility are understood, not the Seattle part.

Fri May 16, 07:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

You may want to update the post up top, BZ. You've got more than three comments here. :)

I'm from California. I was born and married in that state. I love upstate CA. It's gorgeous! I didn't enjoy Los Angeles (where I was born and married) at all. The only good thing I can think of regarding LA is my husband, and incidently, he hates the place too.

I think that if the majority of the people in California are being ignored in that their votes don't count, they need a revolution. I wouldn't live there anymore if I was paid to. Fortunately, I doubt anyone is going to make the offer so it's a statement that's very hard to prove, but I swear I mean it.

Fri May 16, 08:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

Once again a bunch of judges have no Idea of the difference between the legislature and the court. judges are not supposed to write law! any judge who attmpts to legislate from the bench should not just be impeached but disbarred as well as it is obvious they have nothing but contempt for the law.

Fri May 16, 08:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: I believe I'm starting to see your point, sir.

BZ

Fri May 16, 01:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

BZ,
I posted on this and brought out the same point you did. WELL SAID.. It is true now anything will go in California. You can marry your dog, cousin, a child etc.. HOWEVER I loved the logical extension you made in regard to churches feeling the punch being forced to marry gays, pedophiles, dogs whatever comes their way.

It is true. That is what will happen in California and it won't be long until it comes here.

Fri May 16, 01:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

good post, bz. Very well said.

Sun May 18, 10:13:00 PM PDT  

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