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Prop 8

December 5, 2008

Let me get political for a moment here.  Believe me when I tell you that I hate getting political.  It brings the room down and it is usually confusing and too full of gray areas.  I will get political here only because it is important to me. Also there will be a bonus at the end of this. I promise!

Proposition 8.  The very words upset me.  What happened was what any news story will (or should) tell you.  California gave gay couples the right to marriage.  This was a very good thing.  It is my firm belief that two people in love should be able to be together in any way they see fit as long as it is healthy.  Gay marriage seems just as healthy as straight marriage. So, in my opinion, this was good. Then it went bad.

A few religious groups and conservatives swooped into action. Apparently giving equal rights to a minority group was something that could not and would not stand.  They put Proposition 8 to a vote. Proposition 8 was to ban gay marriage in California. Through propoganda, groups like the Mormon Church were able to convince enough voters to vote for Prop 8. I believe that this was wrong and that we have taken one step forward and then three back in progress as a nation.  Please help to repeal Prop 8 and please make sure that nothing like this happens in your state in the future. Thank you for your time.

As promised, here’s a humorous and educational look at the issue : http://tinyurl.com/67nljr

It was posted at Wil Wheaton’s blog. Wil Wheaton is not a friend of mine but I’m a fan of his.

Also here’s a little song by MC Frontalot that might get the point across too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32K0nq0u0f0


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