Here is my ballot initiative that the Campaign for Families and Children should be pushing instead of trying to ban gay marriage. If they really want to protect families and children, they will work to ban divorce, since God himself hates divorce (Malachi 2:16) and Jesus also speaks about divorce (Matt. 5:31-32; Matt. 19:3-9). It is also proven that divorce affects children, so if Randy Thomasson and his Campaign for Families and Children are really concerned about families and children, and if they are really concerned about what God and Jesus have to say, then they will begin to work on banning divorce instead of banning gay marriage (which, by the way, God never says he hates gays and lesbians like he hated divorce, nor does Jesus ever once speak about them).
If you would like to borrow my ballot initiative for your state, please do. I have borrowed freely from the original ballot initiative put forth by Randy Thomasson and the voteyesmarriage group:
Section 1: Title
The amendment is the Voter’s Right to Protect Marriage from Divorce Initiative
Section 2: One marriage, without Divorce, for One Man and One Woman Benefits Children, Families, and Society
The People of California have a compelling responsibility to protect the essence of marriage by ensuring that the civil institution of marriage between one man and one woman is not abolished or diminished by divorce. The People find that one and only one marriage between one man and one woman is diminished when government allows a man and a woman, who have promised before God to stay together forever, to divorce. The People further find and declare it is in a child’s best interest to have a mother and a father who will remain married, and that the sanctity of marriage for one man and one woman should not be allowed to divorce for the well-being of children, families, and society.
Section 3: Vote Yes to Protect Marriage from being Abolished or Diminished through Divorce
Section 1.1 of Article I of the Constitution is added to read:
NOTE: Here are the clear, precise, and important words that The Voters’ Right to Protect Marriage From Divorce Initiative would place into the California State Constitution:
SEC. 1.1. Only the first marriage between one man and one woman is valid or recognized in California, whether contracted in this state or elsewhere. Neither the Legislature nor any court, government institution, government agency, initiative statute, local government, or government official shall abolish the civil institution of marriage through divorce between one man and one woman. Any second, third, fourth or any marriages thereafter will be recognized as invalid. Any public act, record, or judicial proceeding, from within this state or another jurisdiction, that violates this section is void and unenforceable.