Proposition 8 to be decided by California Supreme Court
52 percent of voters passed Proposition 8 last November. Even though the election has come and gone, the legal battle over the legislation is just beginning.
"Marriage is a man and a woman. That hasn't changed for all of history for us. The issue here is Prop. 8 passed. That's going to continue to be the issue for us," Villarete said.
Villarete says the people have spoken. You should not overturn the results of a fair election.
"We don't hate anybody. That's where we stand. That's what we believe and we'll continue to stand that way," Villarete said.
For one thing, the ban already received voter approval in 2000, but was overturned by the state Supreme Court. So there was indignation among people who had voted for it earlier. The pro-8 campaign merely had to say "the court denied the will of the people."
Bug Post 11-15-08: CA Gays Bully Prop 8 Supporters, Part II
... Changed this voters mind which explains why this issue has now become an "issue" for me on any future ballots. In the past I felt it wasn't really something I needed to vote on because whether or not marriage extended to gays was not something I fretted over. If they put it on the ballot and were granted the right... that was fine with me. If they put it on the ballot and it didn't go through... I was fine with that as well.
Now... well... now things are different. Let us look at some recent events that particularly have pushed me in this direction.
Bug Post 11-13-08: CA Gays Bully Prop 8 Supporters - Changed This Voter's Mind
Perhaps a list can be generated in order to boycott businesses who did not support Prop 8. I wonder how the media would react to such an action. Would they rush to the scene to report how people were protesting against those who didn't support it? Or would they call the protest a "group of hate mongers"?
I am not angry about gay marriage... it never really mattered to me. What matters to me is the way people profess that they believe in the "system" but when the system speaks out against them, they cry out that it's unfair.
The issue is not whether gays get to marry any more... the issue is whether or not the system is accepted by everyone when they benefit by it AND when they do not. So many people want everything all the time and yet they are often the same people who are willing to give up their liberty for protection from the government.
Hypocrites, the lot of them.