Tuesday, May 26

Cripes! Just let them marry!

And once again, I am ridiculously disappointed in the people of the state of California. The state Supreme Court of California voted to uphold the ban on same-sex marriage, thereby restricting the civil rights of one group of people based on the religious beliefs of another. I'm flummoxed, quite frankly, that people will sit there and say that marriage is what God says it is, when it all should come down to what is a civil right. They're all, this country was founded on God. No, this country was founded on people living free and equally amongst each other. And, no, the founders weren't perfect. That's why the amendments regarding race and gender, among others, were constructed. But I'll say again, those amendments were signed into law to GRANT rights. How is it that in this day and age, people can still vote to RESTRICT the rights of a group of people? It's impossibly ignorant of them, in their righteousness, to believe that they are what is intended in the world, or more to the point, in God's "plan."
Could we PLEASE get this back on the ballot? I'll be happy to vote for same-sex marriage as often as possible, because eventually, it'll pass. And I just hope that I live to see the day when a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, can marry. And live happily ever after.


Anonymous said...

There is no material difference between marriage and domestic partership in California.
All they would gain is the term marriage itself.

Kimmie G said...

So why the big controversy over a "term?" If, by your definition, it is just a word, why deny an entire group of people the ability to define their relationships by it? Why should opposite-sex couples have a monopoly on a word? That's even more preposterous.