May 19, 2008
The 4-3 ruling by the California Supreme Court approving same-sex marriage is another in a long list of examples of judicial activism. The people no longer matter in this country; only judges and a few liberal activist groups, like the ACLU.
Former Senator Rick Santorum warned that if gay marriage became legal and equal to opposite sex marriage, there would be no limits. He was ridiculed when he mentioned polygamy and bestiality, but he was right. If people can have any relationship they wish and demand that it be called marriage, those Texas polygamists should be freed from custody. If this ruling is allowed to stand, then the sky – or in this case the depth – is the limit.
Fortunately, those opposed to same-sex marriage were proactive. They got enough signatures on a petition to allow California voters to decide on a constitutional amendment. It will be on the November ballot. When the defense of marriage act passed, it was approved by 61 percent. I suspect the constitutional amendment will have even more support. I certainly hope it will.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.