In May, 2008, California's Supreme Court ruled a state law that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman "unconstitutional." So a law that was forced on an unwilling legislature by a state-wide vote of the California electorate has been thrown out by a court that is so far out in left field that it appears detached from all reality, to say nothing of morality. In the year 2000 California voters approved a ban on same-sex "marriages," but so-called "gay rights" activists were joined by the city of San Francisco in challenging the ban. Now the state Supreme Court has decided in favor of the challengers. The seven-judge panel voted 4-3 in favor of the plaintiffs who argued that the 2000 law was discriminatory. This majority decision states in effect that in California homosexuals have the same right to form same-sex "marriages" as heterosexual couples have to form traditional marriages. In its ruling the court said, "The ‘right to form a family relationship' applied to all Californians regardless of sexuality." Speaking for the four judges whose decision carried the day, Chief Justice Ron George wrote that "limiting the designation of marriage to a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and must be stricken from the statute."
So once again the homosexual lobby has been able to use unelected judges to exceed their constitutional power to overthrow the will of the people. The state legislature twice passed laws to legalize homosexual marriage, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed them, deferring the matter to the court system. The people spoke and the court has done what the legislature could not do-it has made same-sex "marriages" a civil right. The four judges who voted for same-sex marriage are judicial activists. They have taken it on themselves to make law rather than to apply the constitution which nowhere makes sexual deviancy a civil right.
Of course, the fundamental error was in ever bowing to the pressure to decriminalize homosexual activity. Once they won acceptance of their perversion as lawful behavior it was certain that homosexual activists would use the leverage they had gained to force on society wide-ranging changes that will corrupt and destroy the nation and its most cherished institutions, notably the traditional family. Homosexuality is an open defiance of the law of God our Creator. Homosexual "marriage" is a corruption of the first societal bond He established when He created the first man and the first woman and made them husband and wife. When the nation departs from God and His law it is at the mercy such legal lunacy as California's Supreme Court has just enacted. Thankfully in this case this perverse Supreme Court decision is not the last word on the matter. There is a movement to pass an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, so taking the matter entirely out of the hands of left wing judicial activists. I hope that the move is successful and that it will be followed all across the nation. We have already allowed the homosexual lobby to exercise power out of all proportion to their rights and it is time to call a halt. Constitutional amendments may be the only way to do it.