Proposition 8–the ban on a certain minority being allowed to marry–was upheld by the California Supreme Court. To which I say: WTF? As a straight person this pisses the stuffing out of me; I can only imagine the emotions running through the LGBTQ communities. I am so effing pissed. . . and hurt. . . and shocked–does this mean that any state can vote to have some se of rights removed from whatever minorities they don’t particularly like?
Because, if that’s the case, I’d like to start with douchey guys driving Trans Ams. Let’s just vote them off the road. And deny them the right to buy CK One. We’d be doing our freeways and our noses a favor.
I find it a travesty that two people of opposite sex can get married so one of them can stay in the country, or get better insurance benefits, or so the couple can get tax breaks–or for any other number of non-romantic reasons–but people who love each other are denied the basic civil rights that marriage allows. IANAL, but my considered opinion is: That’s bullshit.
Iowa, Maine and other states had better gird their loins for a battle at the ballot box.
Did I mention that I am pissed? WTF?!?