In a recent Annabel Girard column, she tries to make the case that the Kentucky constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage should be voted down and that it should not even be on the ballot this November.
Ms. Girard is entitled to her opinion but really seems to be missing the point of why the issue is on the ballot to begin with. It has become obvious that activist judges are going to ignore the laws of the land and declare any law they don't like to be unconstitutional. This usurping of legislative powers has unbalanced our governmental system and forced the legislature into this last resort situation in order to set things right. In putting the issue before the people to make a constitutional definition of marriage, our legislature made the right decision. With an amendment to the constitution in place, the wishes of the people will take precedent over the activism of judges that continue to ignore the laws that are already in place. The judicial branch as been sliding down this slippery slope more and more often in the last decade and this is the only way the legislative branch has to put governmental power back in balance.