Yesterday a California court overturned the state’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage. A huge victory for equal rights, nondiscrimination, and tolerance.
You do support equal rights, don’t you? You do support nondiscrimination and tolerance, don’t you?
I don’t know how the law ever got passed in the first place. It’s scary really, to think a state could or would implement a law singling out a small part of its populace and saying, “We don’t like you, so we’re not going to let you do what everyone else does.”
And don’t tell me it’s about religion and what your church tells you. The government has no right to impose a particular religious belief on its entire population.
If you were able to marry the person you wanted to marry, great! So what difference does it make to you if someone down the street also gets to marry someone? It doesn’t affect your marriage or your life one iota. Enjoy your marriage and let others enjoy theirs. The world will be a happier place.
Note: For a really great post on this decision, check out How Joe Sees Things.
8 thoughts on “California finally gets it right”
Oh how right you are! And here I was thinking I’d set everyone straight on this issue already when I published my Tolerance… Not! Gays and Marriage post over a year and a half ago! :l-D
I’m sure you dealt with the subject in depth, and appropriately. I just couldn’t let the California decision pass without comment.
I was so happy yesterday when I heard it had been overturned. Finally!
I was too. Thrilled!
Yep! Proposition 8 had me positively livid, so yesterday I was positively overjoyed.
Hopefully this will be the first of two steps forward, before that next step back rears its ugly head.