LOS ANGELES - Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California Tuesday, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.
The gay-rights movement had a rough election elsewhere as well. Amendments to ban gay marriage were approved in Arizona and Florida, and Arkansas voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents. Supporters made clear that gays and lesbians were their main target.
Californians overwhelmingly passed a ban on same-sex marriage in 2000, but gay-rights supporters had hoped public opinion on the issue had shifted enough for this year's measure to be rejected.
Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights: "We pick ourselves up and trudge on.... That is the direction this is heading, and if it's not today or it's not tomorrow, it will be soon." --more--"
That answers my question:
"I just want to know when the gay lobby is going to RESPECT the will of the voters. When are you guys gonna take NO for an answer?"
Answer: never. No wonder the agenda-pushing corrosion of morality is voted down every time.
And check out this little "anomaly," readers:
"One of the plaintiffs in the case, Jeffrey Busch of Wilton, said the constitutional convention question "has cast a pall" over his family. Busch and his longtime partner, Stephen Davis, have been planning to get married since the state's high court handed down its decision on Oct. 10."
His "family?" It is TWO GAY GUYS!!! Sigh.
These guys wouldn't be Jewish, would they?
"My name is Jeffrey Busch. This is my partner, Stephen Davis. We have a two-and-a-half-year-old well-adjusted son named Elijah. And we're here today to share with you why it is so important to our family that Stephen and I be able to marry one another. Our family looks a lot like a lot of other families in Connecticut. Stephen and I have been together for 15 years. We love each other and we plan to spend the rest of our lives together.
In 2002, our son Eli was born. And like many parents we juggle our professional lives, mine as an administrative judge, Stephen's as a digital library program director at Columbia University. And we do this in order to spend as much time as possible with our son. We take Eli to music group. We take him to yoga class, to the library readings, to our local synagogue, Temple B'nai Chaim"
Need I say more?
"Rabbi Emerita Emily Lipof of Ohabei Shalom Temple in Brookline, who performed the couple's wedding"
Case closed on the Zionist agenda-pushing!
Also see: Can you spot the odd one out?