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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

naysayer Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:04 PM
"Gay is now an official social category, as defined and tangible as black or white. Put another way, romantic attraction and sexual desire are now viewed as being as innate and immutable as skin color. Here's a link to an article about pedophilia now being classified as a sexual orientation. Slippery slope or am I just being paranoid in thinking that they'll be getting their "civil rights" within the next two decades or so?

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...