Saturday, October 25, 2008

Marriage

This is really by Mark, but he is too busy at the moment to post and may be for some time.

The English word "marriage" has meant the union between a husband and wife since about the Magna Carta. Its meaning is older than the United States. And in 2000, the voters of California re-ratified that meaning in Proposition 22. Yet the California Supreme Court found by 4-3 in May that a concept older than western civilization had to be changed. A single judge negated thousands of years of human history and common law. On November 4, we can fix that error by voting yes on Proposition 8, using the constitutional method to amend the constitution. If we fail to do this, what other words will the courts redefine? What other pillars of civilization will the courts decide are fanciful or unfair?

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