Posted by: eseeders | January 7, 2009

Prop 8 Commentary

Ah yes… California’s Proposition 8… evidence that despite all the advances in civil rights throughout the years, the United States still has a hell of a long way to go. Suffice to say that every fallacious logical argument in support of Prop 8 is easily refutable by anyone with common sense and a decent understanding of cultural history. To those who say we cannot change the “traditional” meaning of marriage… man get a history book. Marriage as it is defined today did not come around till the mid 20th century… as in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Oh and need I point out that many important characters in the Bible did not follow what opponents of Prop 8 consider “traditional” marriage? The hypocrisy is rich with that group, I’d spend more time going into the details of how all their arguments don’t hold water but alas I have far better things to occupy my time with.

For a bit more commentary check here.

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  1. Yeah, I have never heard a good argument for banning gay marriage. Then again, I don’t think a whole lot of good comes from government involvement in marriage anyway.

  2. Prop 8 simply pissed me off. It almost ruined what was an utter triumph of an election day. How dare rights be taken away from people who have done nothing wrong? How can people force their religious beliefs(or mostly religious) on their fellow Americans? Isn’t that what this is? I’m so angry I can spit.

  3. Prop 8 for me was most intriguing since what has traditionally been a “liberal vote” in the African-American and Latino communities largely backlashed on voting day. There are still miles to go, yadda yadda.


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