Crossfire

May 18, 2008

The California Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry drew high praise and withering condemnation.

"Essentially, this boils down to love. We love each other. We now have equal rights under the law. We're going to get married."

- ROBIN TYLER, a plaintiff in the case along with her partner.

"What an outrage. It will be up to the people of California to preserve traditional marriage by passing a constitutional amendment."

- JAMES DOBSON, chairman of Colorado-based Focus on the Family

"As California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. It's inevitable. This door's wide open now. It's going to happen, whether you like it or not."

- GAVIN NEWSOM, mayor of San Francisco

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