As in Massachusetts last month where another federal judge threw out key provisions of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, saying “that it is unconstitutional to define marriage only as a union between a man and a woman,” California’s Proposition 8 was struck down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughan Walker on the same grounds.
Prop 8, passed on November 4th, 2008 by a vote of 52.5% to 47.5% in one of the most liberal states in the nation, read simply, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
That date, of course, will live in infamy as the date on which Barack Hussein Obama was elected president of the United States. Californians helped elect him, apparently oblivious of the fact he forcefully opposed DOMA, the federal version of Prop 8.
Inconsistently, the pro-gay president has also said he does not support same-sex marriage.
So, the battle lines have been re-drawn just as they were before and after the Proposition 8 vote, and battle lines are not an exaggeration.
Back in 2008, the campaign by homosexuals to defeat the ballot measure was marked by threats of violence against its backers and, following passage, homosexuals launched a nationwide, virtual rampage in protest.
Their targets were primarily Catholics and Catholic churches and Mormons and their Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When those efforts at intimidation and calls for a reversal failed, gays took to the courts as they always do to nullify the majority opinion.
That battle was re-joined before and during the California case, Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, and the decision was a foregone conclusion.
Governor Arnold refused to defend his own state’s law, the suit was filed in San Francisco which voted down the proposition 3 to 1, and Judge Walker agreed to have the proceedings put on YouTube against the recommendation of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The most damning proof that Perry vs. Schwarzenegger was much more than a mere dispute over law and that homosexuals would not go gently, or peacefully, into that good night if they lost was a request by a principal advocate for the proposition to be removed as a defendant in the trial.
Anti-gay marriage activist, San Franciscan Hak-Shing William Tam, had serious concerns that he and his family would be subjected to renewed harassment and violence by homosexuals.
As he said, “In the past I have received threats on my life, had my property vandalized and am recognized on the streets due to my association with Proposition 8. Now that the subject lawsuit is going to trial, I fear I will get more publicity, be more recognizable and that the risk of harm to me and my family will increase:” http://bit.ly/8zzcdd
Judge Walker’s ruling will begin yet another process, appeals to SCOTUS, which will make the ultimate determination on who determines law, the majority of the people or an overly-assertive and violence-prone minority intent on dictating American beliefs and values.
Regrettably, with another leftist extremist, Elena Kagan, approved to wear the robe of an associate justice, unless Justice Kennedy adheres to his principles, gays/homosexuals/transvestites/bisexuals will win yet another victory over normality and Christianity.
America will be the worse if and when that happens.