Prop. 8 Ruling: “Fantastic” decision or “judicial activism”?

CBS News: “Chuck Donovan of the Heritage Foundation called the ruling ‘an example of extreme judicial activism’ and ‘an affront to the millions of California voters who approved Proposition 8 in 2008 after months of vigorous public debate.’ . . . ‘The “trial” . . . is a unique, and disturbing, episode in American jurisprudence,’ Maggie Gallagher, Chairman of the Board of NOM, said in a statement. ‘Here we have an openly gay (according to the San Francisco Chronicle) federal judge substituting his views for those of the American people and of our Founding Fathers who I promise you would be shocked by courts that imagine they have the right to put gay marriage in our Constitution. We call on the Supreme Court and Congress to protect the people’s right to vote for marriage.’”