Thursday, October 16, 2008

California Proposition 8: Unfair, Unnecessary and Wrong


From a recent No On Prop 8 ad:
It is “a drastic step to strip people of rights” – Los Angeles Times
Pushed by “out of state special interests have pumped in millions” – California Nurses AssociationA “major threat to basic Constitutional rights” – League of Women Voters
It is “an unnecessary initiative” – La Opinión
No person should suffer discrimination” – League of Women VotersCalifornia laws should treat everyone equally” – California Teachers Association
Regardless how you feel about marriage, it is wrong to treat people differently under the law.

What can you do?
Give as much as you can afford. You can easily donate at https://secure.ga4.org/01/equalityforall/

- Vote No on Proposition 8 in California
- Vote No on Proposition 102 in Arizona
- Vote No on Amendment 2 in Florida

2 comments:

underwood said...

There are many issues that I can see two sides of, but Prop 8 is not one of them. Simply, Prop 8 is about legislating beliefs. The idea that marriage is between a man and a woman is a widely contested ideological belief, based generally on religion and culture. Despite the fear-mongering, NOT LEGISLATING that belief (i.e., imposing your belief on everyone else), does NOT have any negative effects on society or individuals. Guess what? Prop 8 only has negative effects, and it only affects same-sex couples. Prop 8 has no positive effects. It protects no one, it helps no one. It's based on imaginary problems and fear. Vote NO. Don't legislate religious or cultural beliefs on anyone else.

Carolyn said...

I beg to disagree, underwood. The long term affects of not supporting Proposition 8 could be very great indeed. If homosexual marriage becomes legal, there will be negative ramifications for both children and adults, as well as society as a whole. To read an excellent defense of Prop8, visit http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/the-divine-institution-of-marriage

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