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Gay marriage ban rejected by state Supreme Court
By GUY KOVNERTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT

(Comments in green from Ernest Holmes' Creative Mind - added by me for interest)

The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the state ban on same-sex marriages, a ruling hailed as a victory by gays, lesbians and their advocates.

http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20080515/NEWS/859358414/1033/NEWS&temp

“I am proud of the court for realizing and honoring the commitment that gay people have to each other,” Santa Rosa City Councilman John Sawyer said minutes after the ruling was announced.At the request of Sawyer, who is gay, the city filed a friend of the court brief in the case.Sebastopol and Cloverdale also were among the 15 cities and four counties that filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting same-sex marriage.

This little book is an attempt to explain what each soul must discover for himself, that he stands in the midst of an eternal creative power which presses itself around his own thought, and casts back to him glorified all that he thinks. If it awakens within the consciousness of one single individual the realization that the mind of the Universe (which is the only mind that there is) is his own mind; that the creative power of this mind is his also; that the manifestation of this mind is his own individuality; that the love and power and peace of this mind is within himself, it will not be written in vain. May it then do much in simplifying and bringing to light some of the deeper mysteries and meanings of life.
ERNEST SHURTLEFF HOLMES,
October 1, 1918.

The high court ruling said “we cannot find that retention of the traditional definition of marriage constitutes a compelling state interest.“Accordingly, we conclude that to the extent the current California statutory provisions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, these statutes are unconstitutional.”

Never struggle, Mind makes things out of Itself, there is no effort made. Don't think that there is so much to be overcome. Have only a calm sense of perfect peace as you realize that God is all, and that you are using the perfect law and that nothing can hinder it from working for you. Many people are learning to do this, and no one has yet failed to demonstrate who has been steadfast, using the law in a consistent and persistent trust.
All that we have to do is to provide the right mental and spiritual attitude of mind and then believe that we already have, and the reward will be with us. We shall see it.
ERNEST SHURTLEFF HOLMES,October 1, 1918.

The court’s ruling came on a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter-approved law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.It makes California the second state after Massachusetts where gay and lesbian residents can marry.“What happens in California, either way, will have a huge impact around the nation. It will set the tone,” said Geoffrey Kors, executive director of the gay rights group Equality California.

The cases before the California court were brought by the city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples, Equality California and another gay rights group in March 2004 after the court halted San Francisco’s monthlong same-sex wedding march that took place at Mayor Gavin Newsom’s direction.The state Legislature has twice passed laws to make gay marriage legal. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed them both times, citing the ban approved by voters in 2000.

A coalition of religious and social conservative groups is attempting to put a measure on the November ballot that would enshrine California’s current laws banning gay marriage in the state constitution.

WE find that in the Universe every separate idea has a word, a mental concept behind it, and as long as that word remains the thing is held in place in the visible world; when the concept is withdrawn the idea in the visible melts away, disappears; it ceases to vibrate to the word, which is the law behind it, for when the word is withdrawn the condensation of the ether that forms the word melts again into the formless.

The secretary of state is expected to rule by the end of June whether the sponsors gathered enough signature to qualify the marriage amendment, similar to ones enacted in 26 other states.

3 comments:

  1. Edwardo,

    I'm grateful to you for interspersing ESH's quotes throughout the PD article in your Blog for today. I have been very excited about yesterday's court ruling and wondering how to peacefully hold the container for my belief in the rightness and sacredness of this truth in equality, when feeling bombarded by others who view it differently. This helps immensely.

    Suzanne

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  2. From Mark Morfords column:

    "If you are a loving couple in this fine and baffled state, your particular combination of genitalia has officially been deemed irrelevant as far as whether or not you may hold a lovely little ceremony and enjoy a year or three of wedded bliss and buy a tiny condo you can't really afford, and then fight about money and who gets to name the dog as you lose that once-omnipotent romantic spark and rarely have sex anymore and eat your meals in silence as half of you get divorced in about 5.3 years and end up back on the dating scene, wondering whatever happened to your dreams. You know: just like everyone else! ... "

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/05/16/notes051608.DTL&nl=fix

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  3. I think what you have done here is excellent. I couldn't be happier about the ruling and I'm hoping that this time, the ruling stays.

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