"This is not a state like other states, where rights have been denied same-sex couples," Senior Assistant Attorney General Louis Mauro said previously. "The issue is whether it's unconstitutional to provide those rights and benefits without calling it marriage."
The state also contends that if Californians want to legalize same-sex marriage, the way to do it is through the Legislature or a ballot proposition, not the courts. Two Christian legal groups have joined the state's position.
I don't even know what to say about this. It seems that California will be the center of attention again as the courts hear suits over same-sex marriages. At least the state and Assistant Attorney General Mauro are taking a stand, but I just love the quote about not being like other states. Ain't that the truth.