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.
One article I read quoted some idiot man saying, “God says marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman.” What? Are you kidding? Come on people – I don’t care what your religious convictions are, God didn’t write the bible and if he’s talking to you, I have a jacket I’d like you to put on. Marriage, as we’re talking about it today, is a civil and judicial process, and accordingly it has nothing to do with church, God, or your beliefs. Separation of Church and State, remember?
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.
I’m blown away how many people are oblivious to what Prop 8 really means. Do these biggots realize that they’re talking about legislating discrimination? And worse, they’re doing it under the guise of religion, suggesting that the diety responsible for making gays would choose to have them segregated out like some sort of lessor soul? Come on folks, you can do better than that, right? Lets here it.
How will you be voting on Proposition 8?
- No, I believe in leaving the law in place, allowing same sex marriage. (63%, 5 Votes)
- Yes, I support banning same sex marriage. (38%, 3 Votes)
- Undecided. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 8