With a 4-3 vote, the seven judges of the California Supreme Court have just ruled that a ban on homosexual marriage is unconstitutional. California voters had previously approved (by 61%) Proposition 22 in 2000, defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Once again judicial activism is overruling the will of the people. It is expected that a “stay” will be placed on this decision until November 2008 when it is hoped a constitutional amendment, the California Marriage Protection Act, will qualify for ballot.

Until now Massachusetts was the only state licensing same-sex marriage. Massachusetts now boasts an annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Youth Parade with “fully sanctioned participation by a variety of school groups,” link here. A number of other states offer civil unions. On the other hand 26 states have amended their constitutions to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Also in the news this month is that an eminent Spanish psychiatrist, Enrique Rojas, called the homosexual orientation a “disorder” rather than an illness, 95% of the time due to environmental factors such as an absent father, overweening mother, or sexual abuse in childhood. He said that studies from the United States, Canada and New Zealand show a 70-80 per cent chance that a child adopted by homosexuals will develop the same tendencies. Read the rest of this entry »