Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Disappointed

(WARNING: Political blather ahead)

I live in California. I am a Christian liberal with lots of gay friends. Several of my gay friends have chosen to get married. I'm very disappointed with the Court's decision today regarding Proposition 8.

I know that people have strong feelings about homosexuality. That's fine. Believe what you want to believe. But don't take away the rights of our fellow citizens! Allowing gay people to marry does not take anything AWAY from heterosexual people. By allowing legislation to pass like Proposition 8, we are making a large segment of society into second-class citizens. People who live and work beside us and pay taxes just like we do. What right do we have to say they cannot marry?!! I do not understand this. What's next? Telling gay people they do not have the right to vote?!

I look around the world today and sometimes I get sad. But one thing that makes me happy is when I see loving committed relationships. It's not an easy thing to have these days. We don't see much of it in the news or in our entertainment. We don't have many positive role models in this department. That's why I believe we should support such relationships and not try and tear them down.

We have always been a country of freedoms. Why would we deny a basic freedom to some our citizens? I don't get it.

3 comments:

Literary Feline said...

*Applause*

I was not at all surprised by today's decision--it had been predicted that it would turn out that way. Still, it makes me sad. I couldn't agree with you more.

Gary said...

Very well said, Amy. In fact, I would even go so far to say that Prop 8's making it onto the ballot in the first place is more than disappointing, it's embarrassing.

I really like what you have to say about relationships in general. We need a lot more positive role models, and this doesn't help at all.

Marie said...

thank you so much.
i gave you some awards here: http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/05/awards.html