The editors of Arizona’s Tucson Citizen know where they stand on Proposition 102, the a ballot measure aimed at defining marriage as between one man and one woman:
The proposition is unnecessary: There’s already an Arizona law banning gay marriage. And despite claims by its advocates of the modesty of the proposal’s intentions, its passage would hurt the state.
You don’t have to be a left-wingnut jurist, however, to see that a ban is wrong. The justices of the California Supreme Court, which earlier this year overturned that state’s gay marriage prohibition, aren’t “activist.”
Six of the seven justices were appointed by Republican governors, and they saw the law for what it was – discrimination.
Social conservatives, unfortunately, are slow learners.