VoteYesMarriage.com urges Californians to override the judges and politicians now
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SACRAMENTO, Dec. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- The VoteYesMarriage.com coalition issued the following response to the California Supreme Court agreeing today to hear the appeal of the lower court decision upholding marriage as an institution between a man and a woman:
"Everyone who knows that marriage is for a man and a woman needs to wake up and donate to VoteYesMarriage.com, or else real marriage will be flushed down the drain," said Randy Thomasson, spokesman for the VoteYesMarriage.com coalition, sponsor of The Voters' Right to Protect Marriage Initiative, which is aiming for the 2008 ballot. "The VoteYesMarriage.com constitutional amendment is the only way to stop judges and politicians from destroying the beautiful, natural institution of marriage between a man and a woman. The California State Constitution is the highest law in the land, higher than the Legislature and the state Supreme Court, and stronger than a regular statute."
"At least three justices already support the notion of 'same-sex marriages,' so the writing seems be on the wall that the state high court wants California to become another Massachusetts," said former Assemblyman Larry Bowler (R-Elk Grove), an official proponent of the VoteYesMarriage.com amendment. "While regular folks are preparing to celebrate Christmas, the California Supreme Court and the California Legislature are scheming to destroy marriage and the people's vote on marriage. The only remaining option is for the people to rise up, donate $2 million to place the VoteYesMarriage.com amendment on the California ballot, and pass it to permanently and fully protect marriage from the threat of judges and politicians."
In 2004, the California Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that the City of San Francisco had overstepped its authority by issuing 'same-sex marriage' licenses. Justices Joyce Kennard and Kathryn Werdegar, who are still on the bench, wanted the gay-marriage licenses to remain valid. However, the California Supreme Court has never ruled on the constitutionality of man-woman marriage. Early this year, Justice Carole Corrigan, who was supported by gay-marriage groups, joined the high court.
In 2000, 61.4 percent of Californians supported Proposition 22, which read "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The California State Constitution, Article II, Section 10(c) prohibits the Legislature from repealing voter-approved statutes. The October 5, 2006 ruling by the California Court of Appeal said, "The Legislature has control of the subject of marriage, subject only to initiatives passed by the voters and constitutional restrictions."
VoteYesMarriage.com (ID #1276880) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization sponsoring the Voters' Right to Protect Marriage Initiative.