The Chino Valley Unified School District voted 4 - 0 to endorse Proposition 8, an amendment to the constitution of California to restore the definition of marriage to its original meaning of being between one man and one woman.
Board Member, William Klein, who was absent objected to the endorsement via a written statement and asked the other board members to delay the vote, but board members decided that it would be best to vote that night and unanimously endorsed Proposition 8.
California voters passed Proposition 22 in 2000 by more than 61%, saying that a marriage in California is between a man and a woman. But, earlier this year, four activist judges based in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people's vote, legalizing same-sex marriage.
The endorsement was brought to the school board by Board President, Michael Calta who cited research that suggested that children who are raised in homes by their birth parents do better in school. He told the audience and other board members that he had not been raised in a traditional family and that he had first hand experience to base his conclusions on; that it was not the ideal situation. He also pointed out that although some objectors feel that Proposition 8 is unrelated to school business, that it was and is an educational issue in alignment with the charter of the district to provide the best education possible to the children.
Several residents and parents spoke in favor of the endorsement and applauded the school board for their decision. Only a few objected.