The California Supreme Court’s decision to establish same-sex marriages in the state in direct contradiction to the will of the people (as expressed strongly in a statewide referendum) is not only illiberal in the extreme but also will have enormous consequences that few people expect. It is truly no exaggeration to say that California and indeed American society will never be the same if this trend is not reversed.


The consequences of same-sex marriages may well be intended by those advocating using government power to force individual citizens and organizations to recognize such marriages, or they may not, but they will be certainly immense and appalling to the great majority of the population. The estimable Mr. Dennis Prager outlines the coming catastrophe in Real Clearl Politics. Here are some excerpts:

Outside of the privacy of their homes, young girls will be discouraged from imagining one day marrying their prince charming — to do so would be declared "heterosexist," morally equivalent to racist. Rather, they will be told to imagine a prince or a princess. Schoolbooks will not be allowed to describe marriage in male-female ways alone. Little girls will be asked by other girls and by teachers if they want one day to marry a man or a woman. . . .

Any advocacy of man-woman marriage alone will be regarded morally as hate speech, and shortly thereafter it will be deemed so in law.

Companies that advertise engagement rings will have to show a man putting a ring on a man’s finger — if they show only women fingers, they will be boycotted just as a company having racist ads would be now.

Films that only show man-woman married couples will be regarded as antisocial and as morally irresponsible as films that show people smoking have become.

Traditional Jews and Christians — i.e. those who believe in a divine scripture — will be marginalized. Already Catholic groups in Massachusetts have abandoned adoption work since they will only allow a child to be adopted by a married couple as the Bible defines it — a man and a woman.

Anyone who advocates marriage between a man and a woman will be morally regarded the same as racist. And soon it will be a hate crime. . . .

We have entered something beyond Huxley’s "Brave New World." [So true!—ed.] All thanks to the hubris of four individuals [the California Supreme Court majority that imposed this decision]. But such hubris never goes unanswered. Our children and their children will pay the price. . . .

That is why Californians must amend their state’s Constitution.

Given the long record of people in power manipulating and openly defying the constitutional amendment process in the states, don’t count on this happening. But you can indeed count on the consequences Prager predicts, and many more. Brave new world indeed!