Marriage Law, According to the ACLU
The ACLU’s position on Proposition 8 in California concerning homosexual marriage involves subverting the most basic right of all Americans, the “consent of the governed.” The ACLU is willing to destroy that right, which descends from the Declaration of Independence, to prevail in its position on homosexual marriage.
The facts for this article, but not its legal conclusions, come from an article on the News Blaze, on 13 March, 2009, concerning the ACLU demonstration at the California Supreme Court during the hearing on Proposition 8. Based on its content, the Blaze is biased in favor of liberals and homosexuals.
While the article is presented as a factual description of the demonstration, in fact it shows how far removed from law and reality the ACLU is. It was written by the Director of The LGBT Project of the ACLU itself. For those unfamiliar with that Project, the initials stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered.
The article says, “This case is not just about marriage or gay people. If a simple majority of the voters can take this core right away from gay people, it can take any right away from any other group as well (Kenneth Starr who argued for the supporters of Prop 8 acknowledged this in court last week.)”
Ken Starr acknowledged no such thing. Neither does Proposition 8 have anything to do with “removing freedom of religion from Muslims, or free speech from women, or the right to vote from Chinese-Americans.” This list of non-existent disasters ends with stating the case is “about whether the limits we’ve set on the power of the majority have meaning.”
This claim is the exact opposite of the truth. Unelected judges have rejected both laws from the legislature and a prior initiative from the people. Proposition 8 simply takes the rewriting of the California Constitution away from the judges and puts it back in the hands of the sovereign people.
The gist of this article is that approval of homosexual marriage is a known and existing right, and any attempt to restrict it must therefore be discrimination. Therefore, on the issue of defining marriage under state laws the ACLU is willing to subvert the basic right behind all constitutions, both state and federal. That most basic right is control of our own governments, the “consent of the governed.”
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