Sorry guys, back on my soapbox.
Have you seen this?
SECTION 1. Title
This measure shall be known and may be cited as the “California Marriage Protection Act.”
SECTION 2. Section 7.5 is added to Article I of the California Constitution, to read:
SEC. 7.5. Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
This makes me sad. And angry. I lived in California for four years and I really liked it out there. Granted I lived in San Francisco, but California always seemed to have a very open-minded, tolerant kind of place.
So you can imagine how distressed I am that the people of California are voting to write discrimination into the constitution. They are actually considering actively legislating discrimination. That’s just wrong.
It doesn’t matter what you think about same sex marriage. I, personally, don’t have a problem with it but that is neither here nor there right now.
What this amendment wants to do is give the Government access to your private lives. That is a potentially slippery slope.
This country was founded on the beliefs that all of us are created equal. That does not mean some of us are more equal than others, we are all the same in the eyes of the law. If Prop 8 passes Californians will be adding an amendment to their constitution that says the opposite.
Please, if you live in California, vote no on Prop 8.