The Paranoid Guide to Better Living: Proposition 8 & Gay Marriage - Page 2
Well, aside from that last gobbley-gook, he's got a damn good point. We're talking about day-to-day lives of gays which aren't much different from our day to day lives as hetrosexuals. I mean, besides the gay stuff. But hell, sex is sex no matter the dynamics of it. As long as it's not with animals. That's just messed up right there.
Not everyone agreed with the ruling. Says South Carolina Republican Sen. James Demint "it's another attempt to impose a secular immorality on the American people who keep voting to preserve traditional marriage."
"Traditional marriage has been the foundation of civil society for centuries and we cannot simply toss it aside to fit the political whims of liberal activists with gavels," he said.
No you ignorant tool of organized religion and centuries of brainwashing, morality is not your decision to make for the people. There is nothing immoral about being gay, no more than being an outspoken religious zealot who believes a bearded man in the sky plays us all like puppets. Traditional marriage, which carries a divorce rate of over 50%, is the foundation of procreation. That is something that is not going to go away just because gays want to get married.
Judge Walker preemptively addressed that way of thinking, "Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples," Walker wrote in his 136 page opinion.
While the ruling has been issued, the judge suspended it for the time being so that the opponents of the ban can file their appeal in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Due process and all that jazz. Frankly, they can go suck an egg.
The bottom line is thus, we are all human. As long as we are all human and live in the same democratic society we should have the same (or at least similar based on factors such as criminal history and so on) rights. Especially when it comes to love and marriage.
The opponents of gay marriage are scared because they are unable and incapable of thinking outside their brainwashed little boxes. That's fine for them, but the second we start pushing our own morality system on others, ignoring the basic inalienable rights instilled when this country was founded, that's when we've given up on Democracy and turned into a Theocracy. Paranoia out.