Monday, April 12, 2010

Same-sex "Marriage" Initiative Won't Qualify for 2010 Ballot

From Reuters:

"Los Angeles-based Love Honor Cherish carried out a volunteer-driven signature-gathering effort after large groups decided there was not enough time to ensure victory this year, even with some polls showing more than 50 percent support for same-sex marriage.

A 150-day period to gather signatures to place the question on the ballot ended on Monday.

Courts and state legislatures have legalized same-sex marriage in five U.S. states and the District of Columbia, but popular votes have always rejected such unions, which are illegal in the vast majority of U.S. states."

The poll showing 50%+ support is misleading--due to the foolish tactic of labelling anyone who opposes same-sex "marriage" a bigot, support for natural marriage always turns out to be considerably larger on election day than people were willing to tell the pollsters. That's what happened in Maine.

Same-sex "marriage" activists are now pinning their hopes on Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling. As we reported back in February, Hastings Law School Professor Calvin Massey said the arguments made by the activists were "simply ludicrous" but also that he expects Judge Vaughn Walker to rule in favor of the plaintiffs anyway (so do we), but also that it "does not matter a lot what Judge Walker does" because the case will be decided by appeal.

If JudgeWalker rules soon, and he rules in favor of the same-sex "marriage" activists, the Senate hearings on the replacement for retiring Justice Stevens will be pure dynamite.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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