Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gay Marriage Coming to a Church Near You

Gay marriage proponents celebrated Thursday as the California Supreme Court overturned a ban on gay marriage. The ruling paves the way for the Golden State to be the second state in the Union to allow gay and lesbian residents to marry.

In a 4-3 decision, Chief Justice Ron George spoke for the majority that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage.

In striking down the ban, the court said, "In contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individual's sexual orientation — like a person's race or gender — does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights."

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who originally opposed gay marriages, said he will back the decision.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that today was a day for all Californians to take pride in.

Well, maybe not all.

While we believe gays and lesbians are entitled to practice their lives as they wish, we still support that marriage is as traditionally viewed, between a man and a woman.

Call us out of touch, or call us in touch with the silent majority. Either way, not everyone thinks this ruling was the right call.

So what do you think?