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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Matsusaka
The Supreme Court's decision Wednesday on Proposition 8 unlocked the door for same-sex marriage in California but also may have stifled the voices of the state's voters.
The initiative typically is used "when elected representatives don't do what the people want," Mr. Matsusaka said.
"Most government officials see it as their obligation to enforce the laws when they take their oath, so it's unusual," said Mr. Matsusaka, "but now that we know you can do it, I think we're going to see more of it."