From the Washington Post comes this announcement today:
News Alert1:06 PM EDT Tuesday, May 26, 2009
California Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban Court upholds voter-approved ban on same-sex unions, but allows existing same-sex marriages performed before the November referendum to stand.
The announcement set off a firestorm of opposition by those who thought they could bully their way through the legal system. They threaten reprisal and further court action. This is to be expected; there are those who put their personal priorities first, before culture, creeds, customs, or whatever else is.
It is also as I expected, and I expect it to continue. I respect the civil and legal rights of same-sex individuals. However, same-sex--from self-manipulation to self-determination--does not change the biological fact of the case. Neither does it change the deep rut of history that goes deeper than choice, or religion, or morality. A sex partner in any kind of relationship, whatever it is called, must seek help from a member of the opposite sex to create that third person and thereby constitute a "family".
It has always been that way, whether we like it or reject it. I do not see that changing in the forseeable future, however much one may rail against the way things are.
from Warner’s World