Folks, let us pray daily that California will pass this amendment.
An initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in California has qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State announced.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said Monday that a random check of signatures submitted by the measure's sponsors showed that they had gathered enough names for it to be put to voters.
The measure would amend the state constitution to "provide that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
If approved by a majority of voters on Nov. 4, the amendment would overturn the recent California Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the state. It is similar to gay marriage bans that have been adopted in 26 other states.
Last month the attorneys general of 10 states joined conservative legal groups in urging the California Supreme Court to delay finalizing its ruling to legalize same-sex marriages.
The states involved are Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah. Except for Florida and New Hampshire, all of them have state constitutional provisions banning gay marriage.
The attorneys general asked the California high court to stay its May 15 ruling until after the November election, when California's voters likely will decide whether to adopt a similar amendment, which would overturn the court's decision.
What happens in California is being watched carefully elsewhere because unlike Massachusetts, the only U.S. state where same-sex couples can now marry, California does not have a residency requirement for obtaining a marriage license.
Why was Kentucky not on the list? Ask our new Attorney General, Jack Conway, a progressive democrat.
I am sure this making the California Ballot quickly ended the celebration for the new executive order Governor Beshear signed yesterday (in favor of homosexuals and drag queens) at Kentucky Equality Federation since the sex groups president, Jordan Palmer, is on the Board of Directors for Marriage Equality USA.