California, a U.S. trendsetter for progressive policies and a state where the current governor once made news issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in San Francisco before it was legal, will attempt to enshrine marriage equality in the state constitution.
The effort comes 15 years after a voter-approved initiative, called Proposition 8, banned the state from recognizing same-sex marriages. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. The constitutional amendment is still on the books, however, and that worries advocates who think the high court may revisit the 2015 case that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
“It’s absolute poison, it is so destructive and it’s humiliating that this is in our constitution,” said Democrat Scott Wiener, a state senator who represents San Francisco.
He and Democratic Assembly Member Evan Low of Silicon Valley plan to introduce legislation Tuesday to rescind Proposition 8. The measure would need to be approved in the Legislature by a two-thirds vote, and then it will ultimately fall to voters to decide via a referendum.
In the days leading up to Proposition 8′s approval, Low joined opponents of the measure outside his alma mater De Anza College in Cupertino, California, to call on voters to reject the initiative. When it passed, it felt personal to Low, who is gay.
“Why do fellow Californians hate me?” he said. “Why do they feel that my rights should be eliminated?…”
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The gays are tearing America apart.
There can be no peace in a society that considers homosexuality normal or good because such a view is contrary to truth and biological nature.
We voted once to ban SSM but it was overruled in the Courts. If it ever goes to the voters again, does anyone think the same would happen. Of course, voters no longer have a say. The Courts rule because that’s the only way Leftists can win.
“Why do fellow Californians hate me?” he said. “Why do they feel that my rights should be eliminated?…” Evan, no one hates you, and marriage is not a right you can claim but is ordained of God for one man and one woman. If you have a beef, tell it to the Almighty. You can be absolutely certain He loves you, and loves you enough to tell you the hard truth.
“Why do fellow Californians hate me?” he said. “Why do they feel that my rights should be eliminated?… Answer= your criminal syndicate is always playing victim. You just wanted to be left alone to love who you wanted. Now you mandate the rest of us to accept your perversion or lose your job, be ostracized etc. Its pretty clear why you are hated , you are homosexual fascists who demand compliance for everyone your whims. If this a are more just time you would be jailed for life. How’s that for an answer
California pretends that a baby in the womb isn’t a baby. California pretends that two people of the same sex can marry each other. California pretends that a woman can have a penis. California pretends that a man can get pregnant. Shouldn’t someone who pretends all those things are true be considered crazy? Shouldn’t that apply to a whole society too?
Marriage is consummated through an act of procreation. Same sex couples cannot procreate. Their pretend marriage can never be valid.
I’ve heard of Lerner & Loewe
but Wiener and Low definitely do NOT
make beautiful music together.
Take a pass on the gender cacophony !!!
Gay “Marriage” and gay adoptions should be illegal. Traditional Marriage of one Man and one Woman and their families should be fully supported in every way, to build a good, healthy state of California, and protect the well-being of all children. This is the most important thing in the world! I also believe in anti-gay pervert sex laws, such as anti-sodomy laws. I am not in favor of cruel punishments, but just discouraging gay sex pervert acts. Children and teens need to be safe.
I don’t hate him. Neither does God.
I know it is simplistic but you will always better off following the way of the Lord.