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8/15/2013 (11 months ago)

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Final appeal for justice is dismissed.

The California Supreme Court has refused to declare Proposition 8 still in effect, effectively killing all effort to protect marriage in the state.

Sadly, the only will that matters is the new democracy is the will of the extremists.

Sadly, the only will that matters is the new democracy is the will of the extremists.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/15/2013 (11 months ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Prop 8, justice, appeal, case, court, supreme


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Defenders of marriage brought a case to the California Supreme Court in a bid to stop the landslide of homosexual marriages that overtook the state in the wake of the late June U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Proposition 8 was enacted by a majority of the state's voters to define marriage as between only one man and one woman. The extremist homosexual lobby petitioned against it in court and found an activist judge in San Francisco to overturn the will of the people.

Struck down, supporters appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which rendered a verdict in June, saying the supporters of the ban had no right to appeal.

Subsequently, supporters of the law explained to the state Supreme Court that the Prop 8 ruling only applied to the two couples that brought the case against the popular proposition. If the justices agreed, then only those two couple would be permitted to marry in contradiction to natural law and public opinion.

This would leave Prop 8 on the books as the law of the land.

However, the court dismissed the argument.

Without any legal support, Prop 8 is finally dead, leaving marriage without legal protection. At this time, homosexual marriage, in a legal sense, is officially permitted in California. State offices have been inundated with couples seeking to marry in response to the Supreme Court decision.

Despite the failure of the system to protect legal marriage from dilution and corruption, marriage itself, as a sacrament, remains intact because it is instituted by God and will always remain a sacrament which two people, man and woman, bestow upon one another.

No activist court can alter what God has established.

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