A Word to the Mayor of San Francisco
by Joshua So, Clara Wong and Willy Moy
Gavin Newsom is the youngest mayor in the history of San Francisco. We knew that he was a gutsy politician, but we did not expect his gut to be as large as it is. He had not been in office for an entire month before he unleashed a “gay-marriage” tsunami, ordering the county clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses on February 12, 2004. By so doing, he thought it would be a fete accompli.
Mayor Newsom demonstrated that he is a very decisive person, but his decision has rocked not only the city of San Francisco and the entire state of California, but it has also directly challenged the judicial system of the United States. His action has threatened the very foundation of certain moral traditions and the Constitution of America.
We strongly oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage and the action taken by Mayor Newsom for the following reasons: