April 18, 2005
Sometimes even liberal states get it right.
The Oregon Supreme Court has nullified nearly 3,000 so-called marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples by Multnomah County a year ago.
The court ruled a single county could not take such action on its own.
Last November, the citizens of Oregon approved a constitutional amendment that limits marriage between men and women.
The court left the door open for legislators to craft an alternative to same-sex marriages, such as civil unions.
This battle is not over.
Connecticut, on its own and without a court ruling, recently passed and the governor says she will sign a civil unions measure giving same-sex couples nearly identical rights as heterosexual couples.
This thing is destined for the Supreme Court and who knows what they will do?
That's why it is critical that President Bush gets the nominees he wants on the bench, especially on the Supreme Court bench should he get that opportunity.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.