I know many of you are probably familiar with this proposition, but for those of you who are not, here is some background.
Proposition 8 places into the California Constitution the same language that voters already passed by 61% of the vote in 2000.
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage did not just overturn the will of California voters; it also redefined marriage for the rest of society, without ever asking the people themselves to accept this decision. This decision has far-reaching consequences. For example, because public schools are already required to teach the role of marriage in society as part of the curriculum, schools will now be required to teach students that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage, starting with kindergarteners. By saying that a marriage is between “any two persons” rather than between a man and a woman, the Court decision has opened the door to any kind of “marriage.” This undermines the value of marriage altogether at a time when we should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.
Passing Proposition 8 protects our children and places into the Constitution the simple definition that a marriage is between a man and a woman.
Please remember, this proposition is not anti-homosexual or anti gay. It simply is stating that we believe the only marriage that should be recognized is that between a man and a woman. I firmly believe that at this time, we need to not only take a stand on restoring traditional families, but work to create a society in which families are the central unit. Sadly, this is so much more important than most people realize.
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