Same-Sex Movement Demands Tolerance But Won’t Show Any
Six months ago, after the California Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice Ronald George (who voted with the majority) explained to a reporter how he had come to his decision. He said he asked himself, “When is it that a court should act? When is it that a court is shirking its responsibility by not acting, and when is a court overreaching? That’s a real conundrum.”
On November 4, George’s “conundrum” was solved by the six million (and counting) Californians who voted “Yes” on Proposition 8, the California marriage amendment. Despite being outspent, traditional marriage advocates got marriage between one man and one woman written into their state’s constitution, sending a clear message to George and his colleagues that they had indeed overreached.
In the 10 days since that vote, however, bitter activists have also badly overreached — by overstepping any normal standards of ethics and civility in their hateful reactions to democracy in action. Obscene and violent protests have been raging across California and the rest of the country for over a week. Read the rest of Gary Bauer’s article HERE
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