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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 12:48 PM
But you do live in a Constitutional Republic. Nowhere in the Constitution is abnormal behavior a protected right. Just because one court or another makes a tragic error, as in Roe v Wade, condoning the usurpation of the rights of the innocent unborn, it does not mean that all abnormal behavior should be protected.

As a conservative with gay friends, nothing would make me happier than to watch Californians pass an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage -- preferably with protections for religious objectors. Polls suggest it would pass today. Then the issue would be settled, and Californians -- not a court in Washington -- would have determined their own marriage laws.

So of course I was interested when 100-plus conservatives filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a legal challenge to Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment supported by 52 percent of voters in 2008 that limited marriage to a man and a...