....that marriage would be redefined. Those of us who believe marriage is ordained of God, find it heretical that people would even attempt to change an eternal principle such as this to suit their chosen lifestyle. Should we also change other laws because people don't like the way they restrict their lives and are inconvenient in some way? We are heading towards a very uncivilized country, contrary to the inspired planning of our nation's forefathers
Catholic News Agency May 14, 2008 (Abridged)
CNA -- Marriage and the family were dealt a blow today by a 4-3 California Supreme Court decision striking down the state’s law preventing homosexuals from being recognized as married. Advocates of marriage pledged to fight back with a ballot initiative aimed at amending the state’s constitution to define marriage as between a man and woman.
The case which the Supreme Court ruled on today originated from a lawsuit filed by the City of
However, the battle over the meaning and definition of marriage cannot be presumed a done deal. A coalition of religious and social conservative groups is attempting to put a measure on the November ballot that would secure
Upon hearing the news of the California Supreme Court decision, the
AFM president Matt Daniels reacted to the
According to Daniels, “If the court decision in
Noting that domestic partnerships are already legal in
I have to add, if marriage is re-defined for gays, it will most surely have to be redefined in other ways. Basically by doing this we are adopting an "anything goes" mentality. Anyone can get married, so the next to be in question will be bigamy laws. How can we say anyone can be married who wants to be and not accept that as a chosen lifestyle preference? As long as all parties are consenting.... it's a can of worms....