"The contract of marriage is most solemn. It is not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and seriously," Newsom told Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, who have been together for 55 years.
The protesters can suck my ass.
There were scattered demonstrations outside some offices and courthouses. About a dozen protesters stood across the street from the Sacramento County recorder's office, carrying signs that read, "Marriage 1 man + 1 woman" and "Resist Judicial Tyranny."
"It's something to just pray about. It's not a time to be joyful," 16-year-old demonstrator Juliya Lyubezhanina said as she watched dozens of balloon- and rainbow flag-carrying couples.
"Resist Judicial Tyranny?" Is that anything like the tyranny of a ballot initiative in which a minority of registered voters have an opportunity to nullify existing legal marriages?
The weddings will stop abruptly this fall if California voters approve a November ballot initiative banning gay marriage. "There are a lot of mixed emotions about this," Newsom said. "It's exhilarating on the one hand. But it's by no means certain that California won't take back what it has given."
If that should happen, and it's far from certain, then legally-married same-sex couples in California -- and other states -- should raise almighty hell.
We all should. I'm fed up with right-wing religious bigots meddling in OUR affairs.
Pardon my French, but fuck them.