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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

CombatMissionary Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:26 PM
So you do one of two things: 1) Find an insurance company who will let you add more dependents and/or significant others to the policy. 2) Change the law regarding insurance policies to allow you to do the above. This would probably be a lot easier for homosexual proponents to achieve than to attempt a redefinition of marriage that flies in the face of the basic religious beliefs of a large portion or a majority of the residents of the state in which you live.

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...