“Homophobe!” “Hate monger!” “Right wing fanatic!” “Religious wingnut!” “Mean spirited, jerk!” “Hairy-handed Neanderthal!” “Intolerant bigot!”
There, I think those are most of the nasty names I’m likely to be called for supporting Proposition 8. So be it. Because not only will this proposition determine the definition of marriage in the largest state in America, it will determine whether activist judges or the citizens of California get to decide vital social-moral issues.
Prop 8 is necessary because last May four California Supreme Court justices chose to flip the judicial bird to the people of our state who in the 2000 election voted overwhelmingly for Proposition 22 and against so-called “gay marriage.” Should it pass, Prop 8 would amend the state constitution to limit marriage to being between one man and one woman and — this time — no court could reverse the result. That’s all it does.