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State legislators violated constitutional trust

July 25, 2014
The Maui News

Thirty years ago, voters began to affirm that marriage is between a man and a woman. (Before that, no one even thought to ask the question.) Time and again, the courts threw these votes out. Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker's statement was especially telling: "The evidence shows conclusively that (CA) Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same sex couples are inferior to opposite sex couples." He observed that many Proposition 8 supporters were motivated by their religious convictions, which should not be allowed to govern public law. With that ruling, Judge Walker threw out 6,000 years of common law and tradition and found that views of people of religion are unworthy of legal consideration.



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