I don’t usually go political on this blog (except in support of affordable ownership housing in San Francisco) but I am making an exception b/c writing discrimination into our Constitution seems absurd and totally anti-American. Yet, the race is very, very close.
Even the Economist understands how consequential this vote is for California and hence, the rest of the United States.
“The hardest fought political race in California is not the presidential one, which will surely be a big win for Barack Obama. It is over a ballot initiative, Proposition 8, which would rewrite California’s constitution so as to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Supporters and opponents see California…rather as the second world war allies saw Berlin. Money is pouring into the race. At least $70million has been raised so far-more than for ALL other campaigns to ban same-sex marriage put together…The race is expected to be extremely close.”
EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT MARRIAGE, IT’S WRONG TO TAKE AWAY PEOPLE’S FUNDAMENTAL (AND CONSTITUTIONAL) RIGHTS. VOTE NO ON 8.
It has nothing to do with schools or children. It will not affect churches or religious groups. Read the laws for yourself rather than rely on the lies & misinformation put forth by the Yes folks.
Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Diane Feinstein, and many many others all say NO on PROP 8.
Most importantly, as my mom in Miami says…. “Everyone should have the right to suffer through, I mean enjoy, marriage. Why should just some Americans have the privilege?” 😉