Monday, September 29, 2008

The Signs Around Town

Today I noticed all these new stickers for Propstion 8 floating around town on random cars. I wanted to get more informed on what was going on here so I did a little research. As my favorite online resource Wikipedia states:

"Proposition 8 is titled Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Act.[1][2] It is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot. If passed, the proposition would amend the California Constitution to remove the legal ability of same-sex couples to marry. A new section would be added stating "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The measure was submitted for the ballot by petitioners with the title "California Marriage Protection Act."[3][4] The title and summary were revised by Attorney General Jerry Brown to more "accurately reflect the measure."[5] The Superior Court of California ruled in favor of these revisions, stating, "The title and summary is not false or misleading because it states that Proposition 8 would 'eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry' in California. The California Supreme Court unequivocally held that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry under the California Constitution"

Now as a big liberal I must say that no matter how marriage is defined it will always been about love. Why should we be the ones telling people who they should love? Gay people have every right to have their unions of love recognized legally so that they can have the rights that every American citizen is entitled to. I am just not one to tell those what to do with their lives. They have the same problems as we all do in their marriages, they all face the same hard times when it comes to raising children, why not let them be happy in their pursuit for a normal life? And for those of us that live in California and get to actually vote on this, I think it will be good for the economy because who wouldn't want to spend their money to get married by some of the prettiest beaches in the world?

With the election so very near- no matter what your opinions are, just make sure that you research what and who you are voting for. Just be informed and go out and vote to make a difference for you and the people around you. That is what American is all about :) And in the words of Lenny Kravitz- Let Love Rule!