Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Media is Wrong Again: California Same Sex Marriages are Not Legal

According to Dictionary.com, for something to be legal it must be “permitted by law; lawful.” There is no law sanctioning same sex marriage in California there is only a court ruling. The courts may not make law; hence, the marriages in California cannot be said to be legal. On the surface it may seem that since the California Supremes struck down the law saying that marriage in California is only between a man and a woman, that, hence, the same sex marriages in California cannot be said to be illegal either. Still the media widely reports that same sex marriage is now legal in California. It is not. Court ordered extra legal “marriages” are now being officiated by California government representatives. That’s a little more accurate. How accurate can anyone be when the foundation of law in California, its constitution, has been ripped to shreds by the very body that has sworn to uphold it?