When Californians voted to ban same-sex “marriage” in 2008, some Republicans held up the referendum as proof that America was conservative to the core. But as we wrote at the time, California and two other states voting against homosexual “marriage” did not mean America was in the midst of a moral revival. That it was even on the ballot perfectly illustrated how steep our slide into deviant behavior has been over the past generation.
Proposition 8 passed by a narrow 52-to-48 percent margin. “But with obnoxious protests and numerous legal challenges now set to inundate courtrooms,” we asked at the time, “how long will marriage remain defined in California as between a man and woman?”