Yep, this is a political blog post, but I’ll keep it short and to the point.
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 8
I am a heterosexual male that is passionate about human rights. The constitution, the Bill of Rights and other laws and guidelines our founding fathers set up were created to extend rights to people. In June 2008, California became the second state in the nation to allow marriage for same-sex couples. Now many groups are pouring large amounts of money, time, energy and effort into removing that, redefining marriage to an exclusive group of people. They call this “the right thing do”. I call it pure and utter discrimination.
I know people are concerned. Maybe some are naive about this and just want to “protect marriage”. Others have serious issues against those that are part of the GLBT communities and just want to “stop the perversion”. Whatever your reason for supporting this proposition, please take a moment and consider the following:
- No heterosexual marriages will be dissolved. Your marriages will not be affected by allowing same-sex couples to marry. Nothing will change.
- No church will be forced to marry a same-sex couple.
- Schools are not forcing children to learn how to be a homosexual. Stop thinking this. It’s dumb and it’s stupid.
- If you are a member of a church that’s supporting this, you have the right to disagree. That is an alienable human right to think how you want and with your own conscience. If your heart tells you one thing, but your preachers and leaders tell you something else, follow your heart.
- If you have to think of a reason to vote NO and can’t remove any other reason, look at it from a civil point of view. As a tax-paying adult, you expect certain rights and privileges. How would you feel if a group of people came in and wanted to vote away one of your civil rights? This is regarding something civil. Marriage is civil, plain and simple. It’s not exclusive to a church or race.
There’s so much more I can go on about, but I don’t want to labor this subject. This should be a no brainer. Today, it only affects Californians. But in the end, it affects everyone…. maybe even a loved one or a close friend. Don’t let discrimination go any further. It’s happened to too many states already. Keep California Legal. If you live there, I urge you to consider the above and consider voting NO on Proposition 8.
Check out the following site for links to sites against Prop 8: Californians Against Hate