Yesterday, the California State Supreme Court decided that it knew better than the people when it overturned two statutes in order to pave the way for homosexuals to marry each other. I’m trying to think of what we call a form of government – and you, the reader, might be able to help me out here – where the will of the people, having been expressly stated, is overturned by activist judges who feel it is their place to impose their views on matters already decided by the majority.
This decision has caused me to lose respect (if ever I had any) for not only the judges in this case, but also for the Governator, who is choosing to side with the court. The Governator, though he has previously vetoed legislation to allow homosexual marriage, has stated that he will respect the court’s decision and will not support an amendment to the California constitution. What this means is that, in abiding by the will of the court, he is turning a deaf ear to the will of the people.
This DUMB court ruling not only affects California, but it also has the potential to affect the entire nation. What will happen when homosexual Californians want to move to another state (26 of which already have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage)? What will happen when homosexuals from other states go to California to receive their mock wedding certificates and return home demanding that their marriage be recognized by their states? Well, that will bring up legal challenges in those states, just as the activist judges want.
Unfortunately, California tends to set the pace for a lot of things in our country, so it is just a matter of time until we start seeing a lot of these challenges come up in other states. I certainly hope that other judges in other states will have the testicular fortitude (sorry, that was the only proper descriptor) to listen to the will of the people.