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McClintock Called the California Supreme Court's Decision to Permit Gay Marriage ‘a Travesty'

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McClintock Called the California Supreme Court's Decision to Permit Gay Marriage ‘a Travesty'

State Senator Tom McClintock called the California Supreme Court's decision to permit gay marriage ‘a travesty' and declared he would do everything he could to campaign for the marriage protection initiative this fall.

"Today's Supreme Court ruling is a travesty of judicial activism and is based not on California law - which is crystal-clear - but on the social views of the individual justices. Fortunately, the initiative process allows voters the opportunity to overturn this ruling by adopting the Marriage Protection initiative this November," McClintock said. "I intend to do everything in my power to campaign for this initiative."

"Marriage is an institution that exists in nature and ultimately is beyond the power of any government or court to redefine. It is the union of a man and a woman to summon new life into the world. It is this act that creates a tapestry of unique responsibilities between the mother and father, both to each other and to the child. Our marriage laws are solely crafted to support this singular relationship and are inapplicable to any other partnership," McClintock said.


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