The N. Y. Times reports that:
The California Supreme Court upheld a ban on same-sex
marriage today, ratifying a decision made by voters last year
that runs counter to a growing trend of states allowing the
The decision, however, preserves the 18,000 marriages
performed between the court's decision last May that same-sex
marriage was lawful and the passage by voters in November of
Proposition 8, which banned it
This is very disturbing news. Imagine if it had been left to a vote to decide if interacial marriage was permissible? Or imagine the court upholing a vote to keep segregation in public schools!
It is dangerous precedent for the court to let a slim majority of voters deny people a civil right to marriage. This is a very dangerous trend.