SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Same-sex marriage was on hold in California after opponents petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down a voter-approved measure that limited marriage to a man and woman.
Lawyers for the religious and legal groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the 2-1 decision that declared the ban, known as Proposition 8, to be a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian Californians.
I hope and pray that eventually “gay marriage” is overturned in California once and for all and that it never returns. If this means that we have to go to the Supreme Court of the United States then so be it. We cannot allow the atrocity of “gay marriage” to take place in yet another state. To be honest with you, I wish we could have a federal constitutional amendment forbidding “gay marriage”. Basically such an amendment would define marriage as only between one man and one woman.