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Same-Sex Marriage Needs Voters' Stamp

Troglodite Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:03 PM
The first word in mine of 9:58 should be two words: "In making". By the way, your silly over-emphasis on consent does not preclude a "marriage" involving, say, an animal, since the animal's owner (who can make every decision for the animal, including the decision to kill it) will certainly be deemed to be able to consent on its behalf.

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...