IN a ruling that surprised only that guy who recently woke up from a 20 year coma, the ultra-left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a gay lower court judge (Whose orientation had no bearing on his ruling. None. Don’t even go there now) that Californians don’t have the right to define marriage in a way that offends the gay rights advocates.
Interestingly the ruling is predicated on the fact that Californians had previously extended civil unions to gays in such a way that gave gay couples marriages in every way but the official label.
So it seems the takeaway from this is if a state’s citizens want to maintain the traditional definition of marriage, they should avoid giving gay couples any official sanction at all.