November 5th, 2008 19:06 EST
San Francisco Liberals Help to Outlaw Gay Marriage in California!
California`s Constitution has been amended with the following language "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," as a result of the passage of Proposition 8.
Thus, the right of same-sex couples to marry has been terminated, said right having been established as a result of a state supreme court ruling on May 22.
Throughout the year, Prop. 8 lagged in the polls, but won the only poll that counts: The actual election.
What caused the dramatic change in sentiment?
Ironically enough, politicians and educators in San Francisco, who ardently support same-sex marriage, sabotaged their own cause with reckless decisions and irresponsible behavior.
To begin with, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom arrogantly celebrated the May 22 court decision that legalized gay marriage by bombastically declaring, "This door`s wide open now." "It`s going to happen, whether you like it or not."
Much to the chagrin of the leftist mayor, that unwise stint of in your face gloating was caught on video and was featured prominently in an ad by those who support Prop. 8.
In other words, Mayor Newsom unwittingly became THE star performer for those who wish to ban gay marriage!
Clue less San Francisco educators added fuel to the fire started by Newsom with an equally bizarre move.
As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle in a story titled, Class surprises lesbian teacher on wedding day, "A group of San Francisco first-graders took an unusual field trip to City Hall on Friday to toss rose petals on their just-married lesbian teacher - putting the public school children at the center of a fierce election battle over the fate of same-sex marriage."
With folks like Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco teachers around, all that proponents of Prop. 8 had to do was simply wait for the next wave of incomprehensible stupidity to surface, and then make sure that the voting public was informed of that stupidity.
Bottom line: Gay marriage is NOT going to happen, whether liberals like it or not!