Proposition 8 was passed by the voters last November in California. The Proposition amended the California State Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. This is the second time the voters have voted for banning gay marriage. Last year’s voter-approved law banning gay marriage was overturned by the same court listening to arguments regarding Proposition 8 today.
The court heard three hours of arguments from groups representing both sides of the gay marriage issue, and have up to 90 days to issue an opinion.
Should the courts overturn Proposition 8, it will be a devastating decision not just because of the marriage issue, but because it would set a precedence dictating that the least-democratic branch of government be able to override the precious right of the people to determine how they are governed.
This Saturday (5 pm Pacific), on the internet radio show “Founding Truth,” Loki and I are going to tackle this issue, and discuss the Constitutionality of Proposition 8, and the Constitutionality of the argument being presented by those that support Gay Marriage.