Thursday, November 6, 2008

One More Piece of Politics and Then I'll Try to Stop

I have a serious problem with the opposition to gay rights in America. A huge, serious problem. This is a family joint, so I will keep it clean. But go here if you want to see exactly what I think of Proposition 8 and what I think of those who are trying to deny basic civil rights to homosexual Americans.

It's ridiculous that gay rights were left up to a vote on a ballot. I really don't think that this is a matter of public opinion. I honestly believe that this is a right that the American government has a duty to protect for all people.

What other segment of tax-paying American citizens face this kind of legal injustice on a daily basis? And you don't even want to hear my thoughts on the states that are banning gays and lesbians from adopting. I have nothing ladylike to say about that. Nothing.

I read on someone else's blog, "If you want to protect marriage, ban divorce."

I'm very sorry if you disagree with me. You see, my best friend is a gay man and I love him dearly. Unendingly. It breaks my heart to see his rights be denied in this wonderful country and for him to be treated like a second class citizen. I stood up with him at his commitment ceremony this summer and promised to help promote his rights as well as the rights of everyone in the GLBT community.

And I intend to do just that.

2 comments:

kelly said...

As a Californian who voted No on 8, I'm right there with you.

It's ridiculous that this went to the people for a vote. This isn't the last we'll hear of it.

In our not-so-distant past, interracial marriages were illegal. We finally woke up and realized: "Hey -- that's not right!"

The same thing will happen with this issue. I just wish we were already there.

Chrince said...

I agree with you. The change is coming, just as it has with everything. The next generation of American's will look back on this and think it's absurd. (I hope.)

I just read an article on cnn.com that I found very interesting. It's a commentary on the impact the Latino community had on Prop 8.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/06/espuelas.prop.eight/index.html?iref=mpstoryview