Gay marriage opponents vow to fight Calif. ruling

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  1. Marine1

    Marine1 Guest

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation's most populous state.

    A conservative group said it would ask California's Supreme Court to postpone putting its decision legalizing gay marriage into effect until after the fall election. That's when voters will likely have a chance to weigh in on a proposed amendment to California's constitution that would bar same-sex couples from getting married.

    Gay marriage opponents vow to fight Calif. ruling
  2. KGunner

    KGunner G&G Evangelist

    This is a lot like the Civil Rights movement from a historical standpoint. A "progressive" and liberal group succeeds in having something about equality passed, and a conservative group strongly opposes it. Now 50 years later many of us look back at that time and wonder what the big deal was and why anybody would try to stop that. I think gay marriage will be viewed as that, something that had to happen and will happen regardless of the opposition.

  3. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera G&G Newbie

    Governor Schwarzenegger already said he'd fight any proposed amendment to the state's constitution to ban gay marriage.

    Schwarzenegger: No to Marriage Amendment

    "Schwarzenegger has vetoed bills that would allow gay marriage but said he opposes the sort of amendments that are being proposed by two competing groups. Such amendments are already on the books in 26 states, but the governor said it would be a 'waste of time' to pursue one in California. 'I will always be there to fight against that,' Schwarzenegger said, prompting loud cheers and a standing ovation from about 200 people at the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation's largest gay Republican group."

    Huh. Buncha Conservatives too. Like him. He's refreshingly moderate and seems to have a real head for politics. Unsurprising, considering how intelligent he is.

    With him standing against it it likely won't have a great chance of passing. That and I dislike the idea of putting any sort of discriminatory language into a constitution, even a state one.

    - Coeloptera