Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blunt Dropkicks California Gay Marriage Decision

Ozarks Congressman Roy Blunt called today's action by the California Supreme Court inconsistent with democratic values.

In 2000, California voted to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Thursday, the state Supreme Court said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

“Today, the decision of unelected judges to overturn the will of the people of California on the question of same-sex marriage demonstrates the lengths that unelected judges will go to substitute their own worldview for the wisdom of the American people. The Supreme Court of California chose today to legislate from the bench without any concern or deference for the democratic process," Blunt said.

“This ruling effectively opens the door to allowing the opinion of this state’s court on same-sex marriage to stand as the law of the land for the entire country. These California values are not the values of the majority of the American people – and the manner in which this decision was rendered is not consistent with the values of a democratic society," he added.

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