Dr. Mohler responds to a LA Times editorial which noted that same-sex marriages meant “these couples stand together as full citizens at last”:
Full citizens at last? These Americans were not full citizens at 5:00 pm on June 16, 2008, but they were a minute later when they were granted legal marriage applications?
This leads to other urgent questions. Who else is now being denied full citizenship? Does this mean that others denied access to legal marriage as the recognition of their sexual relationships are being denied status as “full citizens?” Would the editors dare name who these might be?
This editorial is further evidence of a phenomenon that is now standard in many circles — the assumption that all moral and legal discrimination is wrong. That is a disastrous assumption. Civilization requires discrimination between right and wrong behavior, what is legal and what is criminal, what is celebrated and what is condemned.
Mohler’s logic is predictably impeccable. Read the whole thing, and be thankful that there will be a ballot initiative in CA this November. Though similar to Proposition 22, the California Defense of Marriage Act, which voters passed into law with a 61% majority in 2000, this 2008 ballot initiative (with a similar majority vote) would amend the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Of potential concern, however, there are some reports that support for same-sex marriage in CA has grown in the last 8 years.