Kresta in the Afternoon – June 16, 2008 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Gay “marriage” today in CA

    The era of gay “marriage” will begin today with the unions being recognized as of 5:01 p.m. Pacific Time. In 2000, 61.4 percent of voting Californians approved Proposition 22, which stated that only a marriage between a man and a woman is sanctioned by the state. But last month, in a 4-3 decision, the state's high court ruled that the proposition was unconstitutional because it discriminated against gays and did not provide them with equal protection under the law. But supporters of traditional marriage are rallying behind a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would overturn the recent California Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex “marriage” and would, once-and-for-all in CA, define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The measure, called the California Marriage Amendment, is on the November ballot and needs just a simple majority to pass, taking the decision out of the hands of the judiciary. We discuss it with Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center.

    Second Topic – This Saint’s For You

    Whoever you are, whatever you do, there is a patron saint who wants to help you specifically you with your life. There is a patron saint of booksellers. There is a patron saint of traveling salesmen. There are patron saints for vegetarians, cab drivers, and cancer patients. For astronauts, horseback riders, and dysfunctional families. For men who are physically unattractive. For families stressed by houseguests. These saints are ready to help, and their services are absolutely free. We look at the real-life histories of more than 300 saints and explain how they have become associated with certain people, places, and professions. Tom Craughwell is our guest.

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