Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We'll Have Our Day In Court...And It's March 5, 2009

The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the validity of the passage of Proposition 8 that passed with 52% of the vote: a margin of only 5%. In case anyone has forgotten exactly what Proposition 8 sought to do, here is the text:

Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
I was under the impression that law was intended to protect rights, not "eliminate" them. Now let's be sure to make this perfectly clear: this is not bigotry. Californians (52% of them) do not hate gay and lesbian couples. They probably even know a few gay people. They have no qualms with them. It's just that when [we] want to have the same right as them, they get upset. We can be as gay as we want to be. We just can't get married (in California). That crosses the line. How dare we try to earn a legal right that will not affect straight peoples' legal right. There's no way to convince me otherwise that this is purely religious (or cultural) bigotry.

On March 5th, we will continue to fight for our rights. We will never stop fighting until we get what is equally deserved.

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