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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

Mike4603 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:43 PM
Do not equate "Gay Rights" to "Civil Rights" any one can claim or deny gay rights, no one can claim or deny civil rights based on the color of their skin.

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...