I try to keep from blogging about political stuff. There are plenty of political blogs out there for that reason, but this prop 8 thing just won't let me be silent. I'm not gay, but I do believe that one should not be denied the right to marry who they love because of their sexual orientation.
What's next? Are they going to ban interracial marriage? How about taking anyone who isn't Christian and hang them? Oh, I know, we can take those that are gay and put them in prison for the crime of being gay!
Do any of those make sense? The answer is they make about as much sense as this ruling!
The people that are for this keep making the case that it's immoral and against the bible. Well, so is having sex before marriage, cursing, blasphemy, etc. Many things that I would wager almost every person that placed their vote in support of prop 8 have done. Seems a bit hypocritical to me.
I'm not sure all the details about prop 8, since I don't live in California, but to me it just seems wrong to take away a group of people's right to wed. Arkansas isn't much better. Not sure the exact ruling, but its something like a same sex couple can't adopt a baby.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this also goes for a couple of straight guys living together, too, right? Does anyone remember My Two Dads? There is nothing wring with 2 people of the same sex raising a child. If someone does, please tell me why you feel this way.
Back to the prop 8 thing. I'm disappointed in CA. They overwhelmingly voted Obama and then went all conservative on this issue. I've heard many were scared that the schools would teach their child en to marry gay, and that if their preachers/ministers/pastors said anything pro-gay marriage they would get arrested and they didn't want that. I understand the fear, but seriously people, I'm sure that just as with sex ed, you can control what your child learns in school. If not, I'm you can bitch and moan, like all parents do whenever the slightest thing goes the way they don't want it to go.
I have many gay friends, so these are issues that are near and dear to my heart. Especially since my best friend has been in tears the past few days. She was planning on making a trek to California after the New Year to get married. I'm sure there are others that had similar plans, but those that felt they needed to take away the rights of gay people have taken that away.
That's right, I said take away the rights of gay people. It seems these days, they're the ones fighting for equal rights. In American history, women and minorities have had to fight for equal rights. This year has proven they did not do their work in vain. We just elected a black president, and a woman was a serious contender for that same job up until the summer, she even came extremely close to winning the nomination. It won't be long before the day comes when a woman is president, but will we ever stop being so homophobic in this country and give gays the rights they deserve?
We can start by letting them get married just like anyone else!
If there any wrong facts in this post, please don't hesitate to let me know.
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