During another reading of Judge Walker's decision, I see where the Judge wrote this:“California’s obligation is to treat its citizens equally, not to mandate its own moral code.”
That is quite a presumption by Walker. Is it not ironic that the very “moral code” that gave us the idea of equality in the first place (as laid out in the Declaration of Independence) is the same moral code that the judge throws out in order to justify same sex “marriage?”
If California is mandating its own moral code by saying marriage is by definition heterosexual, then isn't the judge mandating his own moral code by saying it isn’t? The line provided above by the judge clearly shows us the judge’s critical thinking ability, but it does nothing to clear up how proposition 8 violates the constitution.
Do not forget that the government derives it's just powers from the consent of the governed. The people of California have made clear in many ways that they do not consent to the redefinition of marriage. After months of vigorous debate and campaign the matter was decided by the people - as our Constitution allows - and then their decision and their rights were trampled.
State after state - 45 in all - have decided to reaffirm the meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
None of that matters to progressives who continue to legislate from the bench to force the majority into following the will of the minority.