Five years ago the matter of same-sex marriage was placed before the people of California. The people voted and the issue is now before the courts. The Governor believes the matter should be determined not by legislative action — which would be unconstitutional — but by court decision or another vote of the people of our state. We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote. Out of respect for the will of the people, the Governor will veto AB 849.Given the narrow margin of passage in the State Assembly, the bill appears to be dead... for now. All in all, this is a fine bit of pass-taking by the CafCath governor, but we'll take it.
(cap tip: Catholic Report)
Mass. AG approves petition for Gay Marriage Ban Initiative, but it's a long shot. (cap tip: Recta Ratio)