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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.
--Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman orator, statesman 42 B.C
Originally posted by Finn1916
we have the same thing here only it's amendment 2. the way they worded it and had it out there was stating that voting yes on it protected families and children, so naturally people didn't read it, and it got voted yes on, thus killing any chance at people who are not married to make decisions for their life partners
Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by StefanO
You know, it would be helpful if you supplied a short description of what Question 8 in California is all about.
You know, for those of us who don't live there.
Also dissenting, Justice Carol A. Corrigan wrote that her personal sympathies were with the plaintiffs challenging the bans on same-sex marriage. But Justice Corrigan said the courts should allow the political process to address the question.
“We should allow the significant achievements embodied in the domestic partnership statutes to continue to take root,” she wrote. “If there is to be a new understanding of the meaning of marriage in California, it should develop among the people of our state and find its expression at the ballot box.”