Friday, October 10, 2008

A little perturbed

I got out my Mail-in-Ballot and was ready to fill it out. I looked at Proposition 8 and this is what it says in bold: Eliminates right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry, Initiative Constitutional Amendment. What I am perturbed about is that Prop 8 is specifically defining marriage in the California Constitution as between a man and a woman. These Same-Sex couples can still go down to the court house and have a civil union performed. When we are telling people and advertising it as this and saying no rights will be taken away then this is how it shows on the ballot?! I truly hope people understand what they are voting on instead of reading that line.

I have read a couple additional blogs on prop 8 and like this so much that I copied it and will post it here. Thank you for sharing this information!

Six Consequences If Proposition 8 Fails

  1. Children in public schools will be taught that both traditional marriage and same-sex marriage are okay.
    The California Education Code already requires that health education classes instruct children about marriage. (§51890)
    Therefore, if the definition of marriage is changed, children will be taught that marriage is a relation between any two adults. There will be serious clashes between the secular school system and the right of parents to teach their children their own values and beliefs.
  2. Churches will be sued if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings that are open to the public.
  3. Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father. Catholic Charities in Boston has already closed its doors because of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.
  4. Religions that sponsor private schools and which provide housing for married students will be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if it runs counter to church doctrine, or lose tax exemptions and benefits.
  5. Ministers who preach against same-sex marriages will be sued for hate speech and could be fined by the government. It has already happened in Canada, one of six countries that have legalized gay marriage.
  6. It will cost you money. A change in the definition of marriage will bring a cascade of lawsuits. Even if courts eventually find in favor of a defender of traditional marriage (highly improbable given today’s activist judges), think of the money – your money, your church contributions – that will have to be spent on legal fees.

1 comment:

Braeden and Jackie said...

Thanks for posting this. I was talking to my husband the other day and he pointed out that if they do allow same-sex marriages, the same reasoning and excuses will also have to allow polygamy, bestiality, and pedophilia. How terrible! So this isn't just some simple thing.

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