In approving same-sex marriage, the California Supreme Court has imposed its will over the voice of the citizens and has struck a blow to public virtue. The judiciary's constitutional duty is to interpret and uphold the law, not to make law. The court's usurpation of legislative authority is a form of tyranny. The Declaration of Independence states that our unalienable rights are endowments from our Creator, based on the "laws of nature." Government (including the court) "derives its just powers from the consent of the governed" — not the reverse.

Same-sex marriage is not a "self-evident," universally applicable, inherent "natural right." So-called gay marriage is merely a man-made copy of a divine work.

J. David Gowdy