California actually did something RIGHT?! Interpreted the law without bending it to meet a social agenda? You've gotta be kidding me! When was the last time this happened? Never? I am completely surprised that this was upheld. As soon as it passed in November I immediately thought that it would be overturned. You know, similar to the way they took our vote away the first time we voted on the gay marriage issue years ago (was it 2000 or 2004? I can't remember).
What many people don't seem to understand is that prop 8 was not the ideal way to oppose gay marriage in CA. No one wanted to change the constitution, it just ended up being the only way to let the people have a voice. The first time the voters decreed that CA would not allow same sex marriage, four people on the CA supreme court nullified the vote of millions. This was a huge slap in the face to the people who had voted... essentially telling us that it didn't matter what we voted for, they were going to do what they wanted. Umm, how about no. We pay you to work for us. So, they had to create an ammendment to reverse the order of those 4 stupid egotistical judges. The people agreed. Prop 8 passed.
Now, I think that it's necessary to comment on the moral argument that is espoused by so many liberals. "Shame" on us. We are not doing the "right" thing. Gay people deserve as many "rights" as the rest of us. Why do we always have to be shamed when we don't agree with liberals? What is it about your moral position that gives you the right to shame me out of mine? Shame on you! This was never an "equal rights" issue. It was a legal one. You took away our vote, and we took it back. Simple as that.
Furthermore, the rights thing doesn't have to be an issue at all. I am all for civil unions, in CA and anywhere else. I don't want gay people to be prohibited from owning property together or seeing each other in the hospital or whatever. Go ahead, civilly unite to your heart's content. I probably tend to lean libertarian on this issue actually, because I don't really think the gov't should have anything to do with marriage at all. To me, marriage is a religious institution, not a government one. The problem with allowing gay "marriage" is due to my religious beliefs about marriage. The Catholic church has always stood against gay marriage, and would not allow it. If CA had rejected prop 8, gay marriages would be legal. Then, in a few years, a gay couple would want to be married in the Catholic church. The Church would say "Umm, we don't think so." Can you guess what would happen then?! You better believe they'd slap a big fat discrimination lawsuit on the Church. The court (being the liberal P.O.S. that it is, would probably side with the gays. Then what? The Church would either have to change 2000 years of Church teaching or be sanctioned by the gov't or whatever. At that point, you're infringing on MY right to freedom of religion. The gov't shouldn't EVER be allowed to tell any religion what to do. But that's where its going.
So yeah, I'm gonna stand against it. You can take your "shame on you"s and shove it. I DON'T want gay people to have limited rights. They deserve happiness every bit as much as the rest of us. But I also don't appreciate the law bypassing the wishes of the people in the sake of being "progressive". That's how we got into this mess in the first place.
OH! And just in case you were wondering, Obama feels much the same way. Why so silent about the gays, Barry? Don't want them to find out that you're anti gay marriage too?! Miss California got slammed on her one answer to the gay marriage question... too bad Perez Hilton didn't know that Obama probably agreed with her. And everyone's favorite target Sarah Palin has actually stood for gay rights in her state, vetoing a bill that would have limited their rights. But you probably haven't heard anything about any of that, have you?