Thursday, November 20, 2008

California Prop 8 Court Fight.... it's on!

So, once again the California Courts will look into overturning the rule of the people. (Memories of Prop 22)

A majority of California voters, as you know, voted YES to Prop 8's ban on Gay Marriages. The outrage from the opponents was immediate. Protest ensued and Gov. Terminator sided with these nay-say'rs to call for the California's Supreme Court to crush the power of the vote.

This is as ludicrous as the Firemen in 'Fahrenheit 451' setting the fires instead of putting them out. Now you have the courts ruling over the law of the land... the vote of the people.

As they say in the God Father; it's time to 'Go to the Mattress' (Uhhhhh... Michael)

There's a Mormon church on the same block as our Catholic church and there's a protest scheduled for today by the NO on Prop 8 crowd. Our church will probably be next. During the elections we were handing out Yes on Prop 8 signs, 300 of which were stolen from church grounds.

My sign was missing from my front yard on election day...

So... for those in California call your elected officials and representatives, call Arnold's office. Those not in California, if this can happen here, it's only a matter of time...

Prayers, of course, always!

From today's Readings:

Lk: 19:41-44

As Jesus drew near Jerusalem,
he saw the city and wept over it, saying,
“If this day you only knew what makes for peace–
but now it is hidden from your eyes.
For the days are coming upon you
when your enemies will raise a palisade against you;
they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides.
They will smash you to the ground and your children within you,
and they will not leave one stone upon another within you
because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

California Supreme Court to take up Gay Marriage Ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules.

The California Supreme Court accepted three lawsuits seeking to nullify Proposition 8, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that overruled the court's decision in May that legalized gay marriage.

All three cases claim the measure abridges the civil rights of a vulnerable minority group. They argue that voters alone did not have the authority to enact such a significant constitutional change.

As is its custom when it takes up cases, the court elaborated little. However, the justices did say they want to address what effect, if any, a ruling upholding the amendment would have on the estimated 18,000 same-sex marriages that were sanctioned in California before Election Day.

Gay rights groups and local governments petitioning to overturn the ban were joined by the measure's sponsors and Attorney General Jerry Brown in urging the Supreme Court to consider whether Proposition 8 passes legal muster.

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