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Friday, November 07, 2008

California and Prop H8 Passed

The majority of people in California voted for a state constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage. The people have spoken and in most cases this would be the end of this discussion. It is not! As just one state of the Union that is America, it doesn’t wash when we all have to abide by the United States Constitution and the legal courts that determine if this vote or amendment is even Constitutional?

Glenn Greenwald of Salon.Com brought up a good point that there is in fact a defense of marriage act (DOMA) that has already been passed by the Senate and Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1996. There is just one little problem with it being a law on the books of the land. It’s blatant discrimination and wrong. One group of people in America can drink the fatted cows milk and fruit of our nation but you other people in America can only have soy milk or even worse you must drink nothing at all in its place.

Now is the time for all people that are pissed off about this issue to raise up a federal and state ruckus. Your heterosexual marriage is not defined by the marriage of gay people. If you think it is then you have some serious problems in your own ideology of what a commitment for life between to soul mates is. Would you like the state or federal government to regulate your issues in the bedroom? How about them regulating who can care for you when you are deathly ill and only allowing government sanctioned loved ones into the emergency room or intensive care unit? Lets go further and say that the federal government would deny your widow or widower property rights because they declared you life long commitment to one another not legal because there is no certificate of marriage? You just lived together for the last thirty or forty years. Your lifetime assets are taken from you because there is no legally binding document that says you are the surviving spouse. Is it okay with you to steal all of the rights of a committed couple over decades in the same relationship because the local preacher says so? That is what passing Proposition 8 and this State Constitutional Amendment in California will do and it sets a precedent that should not be acceptable in this nation.

This issue on gay and lesbian discrimination pisses me off. You don’t have to be gay or lesbian to see a wrong. Just like you did not have to be black to see a wrong during the civil rights movement. You didn’t have to be Jewish alone to be prosecuted and murdered by the administration of Adolf Hitler either. Banning gay marriage in California is like telling someone they are not allowed to breath the same air as you! Is your air that much cleaner or holier?

Everyone that has a heart beat that thinks this is just blatant discrimination should email your Senator and House of Representative member. This is not just a California issue, this an American issue that we need to face up to. Gay and Lesbian people are not a curse or a threat to your relationship with your wife or husband. Flood your state and federal government representatives with emails, letters and phone calls demanding that the Supreme Court look at this issue and strike it down as unconstitutional. Repealing the DOMA is a good place to start your conversation with them.

Racism is alive and well in America and it is rearing its ugly head at those that are gay and lesbian today. Who are they going to look at tomorrow? Interacial couples, couples of mixed faith, who is next in this declaration of they are right and you are wrong? Face it, get mad at it, tell people you are concerned about it, and contact your elected leaders in government about it. I sure as hell will and I am not going to be polite about it.


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Blogger B.J. said...

I find it mystifying and amusing that there is great hue and cry over "the sanctity of a marriage between a man and a woman" when three out of four such unions in the U.S. are dissolved in divorce courts. If anti-gay zealots spent as much time counseling young heterosexual couples entering matrimony, they would better serve this country. It's not unusual for such zealots to lash out at others when they cannot see their own faults.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Michael Boh said...

I was elated by Obama's win and extremely sad about Prop H8 passing. Thanks for the good thoughts PapaM. I only hope it was all a mistake. I did talk to two people out here who voted YES thinking they were helping gay people. I personally think the whole thing was mishandled by the NO campaign. I gave money, but saw very little happening. The YES people were just richer and better organized. It was just mishandled, and hopefully can be fixed in the future. Thanks PM - Michael

3:46 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

What I find truly unbelievable in all this is that the Mormon church was able to donate $15 Million to the Yes on H8 campaign????

5:14 PM  

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