Times: Prop 8 ruling “changes the debate over same-sex marriage forever”

August 5, 2010

Wednesday’s historic court ruling in San Francisco, striking down Proposition 8 and giving gays and lesbians the legal right to marry, prompted a newspaper editorial to suggest the decision “changes the debate over same-sex marriage forever.”[LA Times]

“When the evidence for and against Proposition 8 is examined in detail, it becomes obvious just how little reason there was to single out gay and lesbian couples as the only ones to be barred from marrying,” argues the Los Angeles Times editorial.  “That kind of examination never took place during the bitter, frenzied 2008 campaign on the initiative. But this year, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker conducted a far more thoughtful inquiry during the federal trial challenging the measure. As a result, his decision Wednesday was not only welcome, but unsurprising.

Legal experts predict Judge Walker’s ruling to be appealed to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

“We strenuously hope that Walker’s decision will be upheld by the high court,” the Times continues. “But no matter what happens, the trial in San Francisco delivered an unforgettable lesson in what Proposition 8 and same-sex marriage really mean. From now on, it will be harder for opponents of same-sex unions to continue mouthing canards. The public as well as the courts have had an opportunity to hear the facts. The debate over same-sex marriage will never be quite the same again.”

Judge Walker has temporarily put a hold on his order until Friday, giving supporters of Proposition 8 time to file an appeal and seek a long-term stay.



  1. rod says:

    All 50 states once had LAWS against Sodomy on the books,
    now those have ALL been replaced by Sodomite marriage. WoW !

    No one is BORN this way. Through improper parental supervizion,
    kids experiement with things that they should not until it is too late.
    Look at Cleptominia. It begins by stealing a candy bar or other small
    item, the next thing you know, its a “life style” that can’t be helped because
    of “chemical” changes in the brain. Yet, cleptominia is not condoned by society.
    The Bible calls this: ” A reprobate mind”. This means that it is almost impossible to
    change, but nothing is impossible for God. I have know a homosexual that was able to
    change, and they are so glad for coming out of it. With God, ALL things are possible.

    Now we are telling society that the Bible is myth, and we no longer have a moral compass
    at all. The Bible says: I am the Lord your God, I change not. So, just as Sodom and Gamora
    suffered vast judgement, we have now set ourselves up for those same judgements.
    Why are WE any better than Sodom and Gamora ?

    The Bible also gives us a comand for these last days:
    Come out of her my people, lest you take part in her judgement.
    I hope to leave here soon.

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