Proposition 8 in California

The more I read and hear about Proposition 8 in California, the more and more it is obvious how hateful and intolerant people really are.  Is it fear?  Is it sheer ignorance?  Is it actually disgust and hate?  Because honestly, I think it’s all of the above.  How anyone could think that this is an attack on marriage is ridiculous.   The fact that marriage is basically already a joke in America is what the real problem is.  If consenting adults truly love each other, regardless of gender, why does it affect YOU that they want to get married?  If you are straight and you are married, what right do you have to worry about who the fuck someone else loves?  Live in your own marriage and work on keeping that marriage strong.  But don’t tell someone that they can’t get married because of some disgusting, IGNORANT reason that it attacks the foundation of marriage and the fabric of society is unraveling because of it.  Just how is it that if I were to get married it would affect YOU?  It wouldn’t.  At all.  And if it does, please tell me how.  I’m honestly all ears.  I would love for you to tell me just how if I choose to make that commitment because of the love I share with someone else, that it is WRONG.  Because my quite immature response would be: FUCK YOU.  This issue is making me more and more angry the more I read about it and the fact that polls are showing that it looks like California is about to pass its ban is just nauseating.   And if I hear that most ridiculous argument that allowing gay marriage means that it is just opening the door to people being able to marry their dog or cat, I will fucking puke. 

Whatever.  I’m just annoyed, angry, and upset – obviously.   I would love to think that all my friends and family in California are going to vote against Proposition 8, but I know quite well that will not be the case.   Too many are quite conservative and will go along the party-line that Prop 8 is an attack against the sanctity of marriage.  And to those concerns, I re-quote that list I posted a while back about gay marriage, because it is completely fitting for people to consider:

10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong

1. Homosexuality is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their dogs because they can legally sign the marriage documents.

4. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if homosexual marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Homosexual couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

One reply on “Proposition 8 in California”

Honestly, I really and truly do NOT understand why people oppose gay marriage.
Maybe I can understand it from super old people, just because they lived back in the day when seeing two straight married people share a bed on TV (a la The Brady Bunch) was cause for a stroke. They lived for 80 or 90 years with that idea in their head, and it would be kind of hard to change it now.
But for younger generations to be so uptight…I just don’t get it. Like, what are they worried about? Do they think that, if gay marriage becomes legal, they’re going to be walking to work one day and see two dudes or two chicks screwing on a park bench? NO! Nothing is going to change for them, so wtf do they care?
And lets be honest, you know those people are going home and secretly ordering PPV movies of two dudes or two chicks screwing on a park bench anyway, so who are they trying to kid?
It seems to me that it’s definitely a lot more accepted than it ever was, and every day there are a more people out there who are supportive about it. I think that we’re currently living in the turmoil of change and while it still sucks right now, by the time we’re old and grey, gay marriage will be common and old news.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.