A federal appeals court ruled today that California's voter approved proposition 8 (passed in 2008 by voters) that outlawed gay marriage is unconstitutional. The judges claimed that "The people may not employ the initiative power to single out a disfavored group for unequal treatment and strip them, without a legitimate justification, of a right as important as the right to marry."
Do you agree?
This brings up the classic question for any democracy: How should a democracy balance the will of the majority against the rights of the minority? Should an open society prevent same-sex couples from being married? This also brings up the question of role marriage should play in society. Is the sole purpose of marriage to procreate?
The Supreme Court now has the option of hearing this case. We will soon learn whether the US Supreme Court sees a reason to take this case.