of law governing marriage between a man and woman was written specially for that relationship.
From both a legal and a natural sense, the current laws governing marriage were not designed to fit with same sex unions. Same sex unions need to have a special body of law written for that special relationship just like marriage has a special body of laws written to govern that relationship.
With Proposition 8 in California, the people decided that the definition of “marriage” is between a man and a woman. As same sex union activists would like us to believe, the law defining “marriage” between a man and a woman was not to define the word from a legal perspective, but an attempt to deny same sex union rights.