.- Following today's ruling by the California Supreme Court which struck down the citizen-approved Proposition 22 banning homosexual marriages, the White House has called the decision an action by "activist judges."
Dana Perino, President Bush's press secretary, responded to news of ruling by saying, "President Bush has always believed marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman."
The press secretary described the ruling as an action by activist judges that usurps the will of the people, saying, "It’s unfortunate when activist judges continue to seek to redefine marriage by court order – without regard for the will of the people."
"Today’s decision by the California Supreme Court illustrates that a federal constitutional amendment is the best way for the people to decide what marriage means. President Bush remains firmly committed to protecting the sanctity of marriage," she said.