Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I am Embarassed to Call Myself a Californian

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Come on California, get with the program! If Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington did it, why can't you?

Prop 8 which states "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California" was officially part of the California constitution when it passed last year in November 2008. Of course, the LGBT community was outraged that California voted for this proposition. As a result, 36,000 same-sex marriages that occurred before the prop 8 ban were declared null and void. They. Were. Pissed.

Prop 8 was taken up to the California supreme court to determine whether it was valid and, if deemed invalid, to amend the constitution. After months of deliberation, the decision was announced yesterday that Prop 8 was NOT overturned BUT the supreme court ruled that the 36,000 same-sex marriages prior to prop 8 are valid but the state will still refuse to legitimize any future same-sex marriages. I understand the court simply upheld the will of the people. The majority voted for Prop 8, it passed. Well, you know what, the will of the people are WRONG. I am surprised a majority of Californians are so narrow-minded and stupid. (Well ok, not that surprised since they voted Arnie into office as Governor.) I honestly don't see a problem with same-sex marriage. What right do I have to tell other people how to live their lives? It is their life and it has nothing to do with anyone else!

Hell, even Northern Ireland is progressive on this issue, renowned for being a politically ass-backwards and fundamentally Christian country that it is! Despite the fact that Northern Ireland is fucked up they got one thing right...the gay community has the right to marry here!

What does this say about you, California?

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