San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer, described in the press as a Catholic and Republican, ruled on March 14 that California’s Proposition 22 is unconstitutional and violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution.
Proposition 22 was passed in 2000 by 61.4% of the voters. It requires the government to define marriage as a one-man, one-woman union under California law.
Because Catholics and Republicans couldn’t disagree on this, could they?
As for the “61.4%,” this is a game both liberals and conservatives play. What’s right is right, regardless of the percentages. Law in the United States has always been used to protect the minority from the majority; it’s part of the great American tradition of representative democracy. But I suppose whining about the results of an unpopular decision is also a great American tradition.