I don't often get political on my blog but I am getting on my soapbox today. Last night, while on Facebook, I noticed that a friend had changed her status to, "I LOVE Barack Obama!" Someone commented on her status, "You would." That lame comment isn't the one that got me. It was the photo next to the comment that filled me with rage!!!! She had a "Yes on 8" photo.
Proposition 8 is on the California ballot this year. If passed, the proposition would "change the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California." I am a HUGE opponent to this proposition.
In my short life, marriage has mostly been defined marriage as between a man and a woman. As of June 17, 2008, marriage between individuals of the same sex is currently valid or recognized in the state of California. I can't for the life of me understand why same sex marriages should be banned.
I believe that gay couples should be given the exact same rights as my husband and myself. I really don't care who you marry. I may not agree with who you marry but who am I to tell you it isn't ok???? People marry their cousins...do I think it is right? No, but it isn't my business!!!
For some reason, this has me so angry. I have seen Yes on Prop 8 signs around and more than angry it makes me sad. Why should someone not be allowed to be happy just because they don't love who you think they should love? Please tell me why? I know that a lot of proponents for this bill are religious. Does the bible say that homosexuality is wrong? Yes, I suppose it does BUT the bible was written thousands of years ago, yes thousands! Time have changed so much.
The bible also says that women should not speak in church (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 14:33-35). “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. Woman should not be able to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” (1 Timothy 2:11-12) The bible also says you shouldn't get tattoos or piercings. What is my point? That the bible is a little behind the times.
If you disagree with me you can let me know. You can slam me or tell me that I am going to hell for my believes. Nothing you can say will change my mind. I believe that every person should have the right to love who they want and should have the same rights as my husband and me. Period!