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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

CombatMissionary Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:14 PM
No, I don't. However, I think two-parent households including a mother and father is the best platform for the family to create a stable society, and it is my right to seek to pass laws that encourage people to engage in stable heterosexual marriage. Preventing homosexual acts falls under the purview of evangelism, not law.

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...