What California’s Propositon 8 will mean for America

By now you’ve probably heard about California’s Proposition 8. If you haven’t, its a vote to enact a Constitutional ban on Gay Marriage.

If this measure is passed, millions of Gay Americans will have rights stripped from them. Reread that sentence. Right now, California has NO BAN on Gay marriage. Its perfectly legal to get married in California for Gay men and women.

Proposition 8 will take that right away from these Americans. What sort of society do we live in when we are willingly taking rights away from people based on religious beliefs? This measure is simply a way for the Christian Right to gain more political power and to dictate morals to everyone else.

As a native Californian, (albeit who doesn’t live in California anymore), I am firmly against Proposition 8 because it violates the rights as laid down by our own Constitution. I am appalled at the notion that any one group would be willing to strip rights away from another group simple because they don’t like who they sleep with, or who they want to marry.

If you live in California, I urge you to vote NO on 8 on November 4th. If this measure passes, it will be used as a stepping stone in other states to promote a Christian controlled theocracy where anyone not professing Christian beliefs are rounded up and placed in a concentration camp and the self fulfilling prophecy that is Revelation will come to pass; if you don’t show a Cross, you can’t vote, be a member of society, buy food, rent a house, or own a car. In short, the Cross will become the Mark of the Beast.

Now I know this last sentence will probably piss you off if you’re a Christian. Guess what: I don’t care. Your political party has too much power in this country and is violating Constitutional law. I will not stand idly by while your zealotry destroys this country.

STOP PROPOSITION 8! SAVE AMERICA WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME!

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6 Responses to What California’s Propositon 8 will mean for America

  1. Jesse says:

    You imply in your writing that these “rights” of gay couples have been inherent in California for decades and centuries. Actually, these “rights” were given to gay couples against the will of the people of California (i.e., the majority of California).

    It’s not just people with religion, either, who support traditional marriage, it’s people with morals.

    Yes on 8.

    God bless.

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  2. WonderGoon says:

    First, let me say thanks for commenting. It’s always good to attract new readers.

    As to the issue at hand, voting to restrict the rights of Gay America is a huge step backwards. Do you really want to live in a society which marginalizes and strips the rights of people away?

    What if it were your rights being taken away? How hard would you fight then? Would you fight? Or would you roll over like a good dog and accept it?

    In a free society, everyone is free, regardless of who they sleep with or who they bend a knee in prayer to. That’s the point the Christian Right will never understand.

    If any one type of person is marginalized, for whatever reason, it diminishes us all.

    Gay Rights are Human Rights and that is why a No on 8 is necessary.

    You said: “It’s not just people with religion, either, who support traditional marriage, it’s people with morals.

    So it’s a moral decision to strip the rights of Americans away from them? Separate but equal?

    No, Jesse. That’s too much like Nazi Germany. Not in my America.

    Proposition 8 is anti-American. Proposition 8 violates Constitutional law.

    No on 8.

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  3. Kasey says:

    Ah yes. A topic near and dear to my little Lesbian heart.

    First let me say that when divorce is against the law, then the Christians and other morally righteous people will have a leg to stand on. They claim marriage is a sacred institution, yet divorce rates are as high as ever. How, then, can any of these Christians and other “moral” individuals dictate who can and cannot get married.

    Second… Christians and other “moral” individuals don’t even understand what our main goal is. I don’t give a flying rat’s ass if you want to call our union simply a civil union. What I DO care about – and what all of the Lesbian/Gay community cares about – is having equal rights. If I am in a relationship, I want my partner to have the same exact benefits that a husband or wife does. I want her to be able to know what’s going on if I’m in the hospital because SHE IS MY NEXT OF KIN. If I die before she does I want her to inherit my possessions. I want all the same exact benefits that a heterosexual couple has. You can call that whatever the hell you like.

    But Christians and other “moral” people don’t get it and never will.

    I hope all of the sane people in California wake up and vote NO on Proposition 8.

    Of course voting against something like that could very well not make one bit of difference as I know the majority of Californians have voted no on previous occasions yet the majority was ignored. Wouldn’t surprise me if it happens again.

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  4. Jesse says:

    “Of course voting against something like that could very well not make one bit of difference as I know the majority of Californians have voted no on previous occasions yet the majority was ignored. ”

    Now that is a true statement, except you’ve got it backwards: the majority in favor of this same type of Prop 8 that we have right now was already ignored and circumvented. Hopefully this time they respect California’s decision.

    Yes on 8.

    God bless.

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  5. Kasey says:

    No I haven’t got it backwards. But you’re entitled to your opinion same as I am.

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  6. WonderGoon says:

    You Said: “the majority in favor of this same type of Prop 8 that we have right now was already ignored and circumvented.

    It was overturned because the judges ruled it unconstitutional (it violates the First Amendment) to discriminate against same sex couples. Forget the moral, religious, or political implications, it was a badly written piece of legislation. The judges were right to overturn it.

    Proposition Eight is Anti-American, as it strips rights away from Americans.

    If it is defeated, as I hope it will be, it will be as significant a victory for civil rights since President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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