So this is very controversial in California right now, where I am from, and I was wondering what everyone thinks about the subject. People are being crazy over this prop right now.
I am totally against banning gay marriage. I think that to say that it is a violation of rights and privileges to allow it is riduculous. I know it is against some religions and a lot of people are extremely against it, but how does it hurt you? This is not forcing churches to marry gays, it is not forcing teachers to teach it in schools (most people I have talked to say that they learned about marriage from their parents and not from their school and I am in college). So, really, how does it hurt you if you a gay couple gets married and you don't ever have to meet them or deal with them at all?
I am asking because I have seen people go to disgusting lengths, on both sides of the issue, to make their point and I see no need for it. Those for the ban are saying its against their religion, well then don't pawn your religion off on those of us who don't want it! Not to mention people for the ban have said some truly sick things that I would rather not repeat. And recently at my school those against it made a swastika sign out of the Yes on Prop 8! Signs on campus, this is very sick.
So why be so against it if it has nothing to do with you? And if you are for it that's fine, just don't do horrible things like what happened on my campus.
I don't live in California, but I also find intolerance is very repulsive. I think that banning gay marriage is Un-Constitutional.
I don't know why people think they have the right to deny happiness to a person just because they are homosexual! I think people just fear what they don't understand, and they lash out in any way possible.
I think people just fear what they don't understand, and they lash out in any way possible.
Well said! I think so too. Plus people interpret the bible in whatever way they want pretty much and I think this is one of those. But whatever happened to separation of church and state?! This is another issue I get really heated on, best not to even get me started. Lol
If you want to outlaw a practice that is detrimental to heterosexual marriage, outlaw divorce. My heart goes out to the gay men and women of California and the other two states that denied them this fundamental right in this election.
I don't see any connection between eating people and getting married.
I have friends who got married, were declared unmarried by a california proposition. The first proposition was declared unconstitutional so they married again. Now are they still married or unmarried? They don't know. This is an unreasonable thing to do to people who are just minding their own business and trying to have a normal life.
I don't understand why some people in heterosexual marriages think that gay marriage hurts them in any way. It's like saying gays can't eat the same foods as everyone else. If gays eat apple pie, that takes away the sanctity of apple pie? If you don't have any gay friends, you aren't even going to know about it... It's intrusive to legislate this kind of thing. What next? They can't buy houses or send their kids to public schools? I have yet to see a persuasive argument.
And the hypocrisy of the Church of latter day saints promoting Prop 8 just leaves me speechless. How can they even think of presuming to tell other Americans what a normal marriage is?
My fianc? Is hesitant to add my name to his house title because he thinks it will cause him to lose the benefits of prop 13 (we are in California). He currently pays very low taxes and wants to keep it this way. Is this true and if so, is there any way around this?
I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but I have been researching California Prop 94 to 97 for hours over the last few weeks, and have yet to come to a solid conclusion. If you're knowledgeable about this propositions, please do share the facts and your opinions.
(Please forgive me if this is a duplicate - the site said I hadn't asked any questions, and I was concerned that this one didn't make it somehow.)
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