Now at least there is a pathway to a resolution to the same-sex marriage issue. With the district court decision overturning California’s Proposition 8 prohibiting such marriages, the stage is set for a process almost certainly leading to the Supreme Court. Again, as I have noted any number of times, the judiciary has decided to impose its will to circumvent the democratic process, a habit that, beginning most notably with Roe v. Wade, has been the single most destructive element to civil discourse, coloring and often poisoning almost every area of deliberation of domestic policy. When will we ever pay due attention to the damage that has been done to our republican system by the imperial judiciary and the abdication of our elected officials? As for the institution of marriage, David Blankenhorn, lead witness for the defense of Proposition 8, said it best: Historically, marriage has been a child-centered social institution, and “same-sex marriage would accelerate the deinstitutionalization of marriage and weaken the family by mainstreaming alternative family forms”. And, make no mistake, these additional “forms” and their consequences would certainly follow.
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