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February 7, 2012

Proposition 8

Proposition 8 was overturned today in California by the Ninth Circuit Court. This means that the amendment to only recognize marriages between 1 man and 1 woman is considered unconstitutional. I will admit that I have mixed feelings. Before the flaming and trolling starts, I am what many consider a liberal. I believe in equality, a fair playing field, and all that stuff. What I’m confused about is what’s wrong with recognizing “MARRIAGE” as something between 1 man and 1 woman? I think that’s what “marriage” is.

In my OPINION, lesbians and gays should have the same rights, benefits, and services offered to them as anyone else. However, I PERSONALLY do not think that the word (and it’s just a word) “marriage” should be redefined as anything other than a union shared between 1 man and 1 woman. THAT BEING SAID, I think homosexuals should be allowed to have civil unions or domestic partnerships and should be allowed the same tax filing, spousal benefits, healthcare coverage for significant others just like everyone else.

Here’s the description of Proposition 8 from Wikipedia:

Proposition 8 (ballot title: Eliminates Rights of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment; called California Marriage Protection Act by proponents) was a ballot proposition and constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 state elections. The measure added a new provision, Section 7.5 of the Declaration of Rights, to the California Constitution, which provides that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Unions between 1 man and 1 woman should be considered “marriages,” while ALL UNIONS should be RECOGNIZED by California for records, documentations, and programs. That’s my opinion. My problem is my obsession with the word. The problem with everyone else is a moral dilemma. UNFORTUNATELY, SINCE “civil unions” and “domestic partnerships” are not as “GOOD” (they do not receive the same benefits) as “MARRIAGE,” I’m glad this proposition was repealed.

Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,” Judge Reinhardt wrote in the decision. The Court concludes that the law violates the 14th Amendment rights of gay couples to equal protection under the law. Gay marriage will still not be allowed in the state, leaving time for Prop 8 defenders to challenge the decision. “

If you think about it, scientifically speaking, homosexuality is unnatural. Not in the sense that it’s “WRONG,” but in the sense that homosexuals can’t procreate. It’s impossible. NATURALLY, your genes and your lineage ends because if you’re a homosexual, you can’t reproduce. It’s science. “Marriage” was something implemented by our human society (or the bible, whatever) to CLASSIFY or DESCRIBE the union of a man and a woman and their decision to be together and have children. HOWEVER, it’s NOT MY BUSINESS, or anyone else’s, to tell anyone who they can or can’t be with and who they can or can’t love. If they’re law-abiding, tax paying, hard working Americans, I say let everyone get the same recognition and benefits.

My conclusion is that all civil unions, domestic partnerships, and marriages should be recognized and considered equal in terms of all the benefits and hardships. At the same time, “MARRIAGE” should never be anything else than a union between 1 man and 1 woman.

[Source: WikipediaYahoo!]


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