It is obvious that people on both sides of the gay marriage issue are very passionate about their beliefs. I don’t care either way, so I would like to offer a different perspective on the subject.
Before proceeding, I would like to say that if gay marriage is allowed by law, I do not think it will be the end of society as we know it, and I do not think the moral fabric of our society will disintegrate.
But I am a firm believer in majority rules. Last time I checked, that is why we vote. I do not believe that any judge or court should ever be allowed to overrule the will of the majority established through voting.
Last time a gay marriage initiative was put on the ballot, it was defeated. That was the will of the majority, and a judge overruled that will. I say that is unacceptable.
There are people who will argue that the will of the majority is outweighed by constitutional rights.
By not allowing gay couples to legally marry, they are being denied their rights, and that is a valid argument. However, when a judge overrules the will of the majority as put forth in their votes, isn’t that judge denying them their constitutional rights by silencing their voices?
Whichever way the vote goes on Proposition 8, I hope the will of the majority will be honored, and the issue will stay out of the courts. Otherwise, why should we even bother to vote? Whoever ends up being unhappy with the outcome can always try again with another initiative.