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California Bans Gay Marriage

November 5, 2008 · Posted in Human Rights, Political, Rants 

It sickens me that Californians can so easily accept additional rights for chickens and at the same time legislate discrimination of people based on their sexual preferences.  We elected an African-American into the White House and told everyday citizens that they aren’t important enough to enjoy the emotional and legal benefits of marriage because they’re wired to prefer the same sex.  This isn’t a choice folks – being homosexual isn’t like being hungry, it’s like being black.  If it’s a fact for you, you can’t simply decide one day to change and you shouldn’t have to.

It’s obvious from the polls and from the results that Californians don’t understand the ramifications to a large number of Californians.  They claim same sex marriage is a religious issue and I’m calling bullshit.  This is an issue of human rights and all you Catholics and Mormons out there that are supporting this belief that it’s okay to legislate discrimination need to start voting with your conscience, because your child-molesting, polygamyst lifestyles are next.  If you’re going to bring together church and state it’s only a matter of time before the state tries to make decisions about your lifestyles and right now I can’t wait to cast my vote on that issue.

One of the Proposition 8 strategists, Jeff Flint, is quoted as saying:

“I think the voters were thinking, well, if it makes them happy, why shouldn’t we let gay couples get married. And I think we made them realize that there are broader implications to society and particularly the children when you make that fundamental change that’s at the core of how society is organized, which is marriage.”

From my perspective – as a straight, married male with two young children, that sounds like a load of crap.  Society isn’t fundamentally organized by marriage – it’s organized by equality.  Even the churches preach that we should treat everyone equally – except the homosexuals, I guess, they should be treated differently.  I’m surprised they can still come to church… I guess that’s probably next.  I’m not a religious zealot, and I don’t believe that this is really what any God would approve of.  The Maker isn’t going to make people worthy of less than any other people.

At the same time this was happening in California, Florida and Arizona quietly passed similar legislation with similar bullshit reasoning.  And, I really hope, when all this plays out over the next few years that the American public will begin to realize that the things we hold most dear – the democracy, equality, and right to free speach and religion – can be taken away based on race, gender, sexual preference and religion.  Don’t think it can’t happen, because the more we take away from one group of people the more likely it is that everyone risks losing something.



One Response to “California Bans Gay Marriage”

  1. […] Proposition 8 passed in California, along with similar legislation in Arizona and Florida, preventing same-sex marriages in those states.  These propositions were supported and primarily funded by the Mormon and Catholic churches.  Unfortunately, it seems that the very people that succeeded getting Obama the presidency – African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans from lower/middle class families – are the ones that propped up this legislation.  Of course, these same families are predominantly Catholic and Christian likely to have voted Yes on Proposition 8. […]

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