Thursday, August 05, 2010
Weighing In on the Overturn of Proposition 8
California’s ban of gay marriage was overturned yesterday and honestly I’m not surprised. Some see this as one man throwing out the will of the people and some see it as justice for those who have been denied the same rights under the law. I agree with the latter. The simple fact is that the “will of the people” is not always right, and our Founding Fathers knew this when they wrote the Constitution. They designed a system with checks and balances that was intended to provide for equal rights under the law to all. Often our government, system, and population have failed miserably in this endeavor, but eventually the system has righted itself. That is what I believe has happened here.