Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Voters, Shmoters.

OK, perhaps the name of this post doesn’t reflect the seriousness of what the courts have done, but it does represent their flippant attitude toward legislation from the bench and overturning the will of the people of California when it comes to today’s ruling.

I agree with the following statement issued by my church leaders- In opposing the ruling and changes to the definition of marriage, while I still believe in treating other humans with ‘mutual respect and civility’.

SALT LAKE CITY 4 August 2010 The Church issued the following statement today in response to the ruling by Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al:

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision.  California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree.  Marriage between a man and a woman is the bedrock of society. 

“We recognize that this decision represents only the opening of a vigorous debate in the courts over the rights of the people to define and protect this most fundamental institution—marriage.
“There is no doubt that today’s ruling will add to the marriage debate in this country, and we urge people on all sides of this issue to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different opinion.”

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