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Friday, July 07, 2006

New York Ruling is the Proper One

On Thursday the New York Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of New York marriage law, which limits marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

While this ruling is a victory for the protection of marriage, it is an even bigger victory for the legislative process.

"We do not predict what people will think generations from now, but we believe the present generation should have a chance to decide the issue through its elected representatives," Judge Robert Smith wrote.

Gov. George Pataki commented that he was "pleased that the court has reaffirmed that the Legislature is the appropriate branch of government to initiate and make any changes to existing law governing marriage."

Far too often, we see judges who essentially create law from the bench. This ruling is a refreshing return of legislative power to where it belongs: the legislature.

3 Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

Good post, Brian. At least there is one judge out there who understands his role and was willing to let the people decide instead of going on a power trip.

Score one for the conservatives!

9:57 AM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...

Amazing, coming out of New York!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Malott said...

Returned to where it belongs until a federal judge dictates otherwise. Our national character will be at the mercy of black-robed dictators until a president or congress strips them of their lately usurperous tendencies.

1:58 PM  

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