By Moody Adams The normally liberal California Supreme Court rejected challenges to the constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
"This is a great day for traditional marriage and the family," said Mat Staver, founder and president of Liberty Counsel. Staver, who argued the case for traditional marriage before the California Supreme Court in 1988, said the decision "affirms the people's right to defend marriage through their constitution" and described the ruling as a "huge, huge victory for the family."
The California Supreme Court has traditionally ruled against conservative values and this decision came as a shock.
This court previously ruled last May that it was unconstitutional to deny gay couples the right to marry. This resulted in a constitutional amendment offered on the ballot last November. This most recent ruling confirms the right, through the ballot box, to change the state constitution.
Homosexuals argue that they are being denies “equal right.” But they have every right that heterosexuals have—to marry someone of the opposite sex.