News broke out a while ago on facebook that California’s Proposition 8 (which says same sex marriages are illegal) was overturned.
I think that is a step forward.
The idea of arbitrarily restricting marriage to be between a man and a woman sounds incredibly barbarian and ignorant to me.
Homosexual people aren’t forcing us to be homosexual. Why are we forcing them to be straight?
Proponents of the constitutional amendment [(meaning people saying gay marriage is wrong)] argued that exclusively heterosexual marriage was “an essential institution of society,” that leaving the constitution unchanged would “result in public schools teaching our kids that gay marriage is okay,” and that “gays … do not have the right to redefine marriage for everyone else.”
Is it just me or does that sound VERY wrong? Reading those arguments make me angry. And I am not even gay.
“an essential institution of society,”
So is slavery. How can we possibly live in a world without slaves?! Heck, we may even have to wash the dishes ourselves!
leaving the constitution unchanged would “result in public schools teaching our kids that gay marriage is okay,”
And it’s wrong because? you are not gay? Allowing black people to vote would result in public schools teaching our kids that black people are people, too. Why isn’t that banned already?
Imagine a world where homosexuality is the majority and heterosexuality is the minority. Imagine you are a straight person naturally attracted to girls (or guys if you are a girl). And some gay people jump in and say you can’t have that! even though it doesn’t affect him at all, because his random interpretation of some random God, or HIS idea of what the society SHOULD be like, that you couldn’t care less about, says heterosexuality is a SIN! and so they try to outlaw it. That would suck wouldn’t it.
I think the more fundamental issue is, marriage (or civil unions) should not be in the legal system at all. It’s a system based on people’s beliefs, and in this case, religion. And religion has no place in the legal system. Of course, culture will inevitably be part of the legal system, but we should aim to minimize that, to be a free country.
All major constitutions list “sexual orientation” as a protected property (along with gender, race, nationality, poo-ing interval, etc). This is a direct violation. Hypocrisy.
You can have your Ford Model T in any colour as long as it’s black?
Our legal system clearly favours heterosexual couples with couples benefits and things, over single people, then over homosexual people. This is discrimination. I guess all politicians are heterosexual and married?
I guess people only care when it concerns them?
I have to admit, I don’t particularly care about this issue since it doesn’t really concern me, and haven’t been really reading about it until now, but still, it disturbs me.