On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court upheld a gay marriage ban approved by voters in November. Proposition 8, narrowly approved by voters last year with 52% of the vote, amended the state Constitution to define marriage as being between a man and woman, but only after about 18,000 same-sex couples had said their vows.
The court’s ruling on legal challenges of the ban upheld Proposition 8 and will prevent future same-sex unions.
Pastor Skip Lindeman of the La Cañada Congregational Church, formerly the Church of the Lighted Window, said he was disappointed in the decision but not surprised.
“It is amazing to me how the majority can restrict equal rights to a minority group,” Lindeman said. He added he was aware that not all in his congregation agree with his position.