Public Religion Research Institute. Californians can't control a lot of what will emanate from Washington in the next four years, but we can control what happens here. CBS 5 local. I remember a discussion about Prop 8 -- which was part of a larger discussion about the about to conclude presidential race -- with some of the top moderate Republicans in America on the weekend before the election. 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 U.
Gay marriage ruling: Those earlier donations 'initially stated' were filed for specific time periods prior to this last reporting period, as required by law. One petition, titled the "California Marriage Protection Act" by its proponents and the "Limit on Marriage" amendment by the California Attorney General on the actual ballot gathered an estimatedvalid signatures and qualified for the November 4, ballot as Proposition 8. Roberts claims has "no basis in the Constitution.
Senate advances bill to remove 'man and woman' from marriage laws".