Posts tagged "Proposition 8"

Gay marriage, pot smoking, gun control--let the people, not the Supreme Court decide

Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court should decide how to keep us from falling off the fiscal cliff. That’s hyperbole. But not by much. After all, isn’t the Supreme Court the final word of the land? Supreme even in matters that should be settled by a political process called democracy? In such matters as gun control,... Read more »

'Gangbuster' court decision: sponsors can defend Prop 8

The California Supreme Court has handed down a decision that affirms the right of voters not to have their will, as expressed in a referendum,  blocked by government officials who disagree with them. The ruling came in a case involving Proposition 8, by which voters amended California’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages. The Los Angeles... Read more »
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