Namespaces Article Talk. Over the next few months, 18, same-sex couples marry in the Golden State. The petition asserted the proposition should not be on the ballot on the grounds it was a constitutional revision that only the legislature or a constitutional convention could place before voters.
Proponents of the constitutional amendment argued that exclusively heterosexual marriage was "an essential institution of society", that leaving the constitution unchanged would "result in public schools teaching our kids that gay marriage is okay", and that gay people "do not have the right to redefine marriage for everyone else".
The majority emphasized that it was not the role of the court to determine whether the "traditional definition" of marriage should be maintained. Kerry backed proposals that would ban same-sex marriage in his home state and other states, although he was one of 14 senators who voted against DOMA in Retrieved November 26,
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October 1, Months later, the California Supreme Court invalidates these marriages, but the action reflects the national excitement around the freedom to marry. California Catholic Conference. The Court did rule that their decision cannot be applied to retroactively annul marriages that were transacted while the practice was legal in the state of California.
Most or all of article text: Garza, Jennifer November 6, Prior to the election date, backers of the proposition also filed a lawsuit after state Attorney General Jerry Brown changed the title of the Proposition 8 initiative from "Limit on Marriage" to "Eliminates the Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry".