Proposition 8 is a proposed amendment to the California Constitution to redefine marriage to be only “valid or recognized” if it is between two people of opposite sex. It’ll likely go down in flames, mostly due to the outstanding work of California Attorney General Jerry Brown to force the proposition to be titled by what it will actually do – eliminate right of citizens of California to marry whoever they may choose.
Which brings me to the big question I’d like to pose – and if anyone out there has an answer for it, or even part of an answer, I’m all ears. I understand some people have a problem with gay people. Some people have a problem with gay sex. Some people have a problem with gay marriage. Awesome, we don’t agree, I strongly believe you are inflicting unnecessary and unwarranted pain and alienation on good people – but I’m not going to try to change you.
My question is, how on earth is it a good idea to throw our government into this conflict? Why would anyone want the state bureaucracy telling them who they can and can’t marry? How is it in our best interest to have our government regulating who we fall in love with, who we sleep with, who we choose to spend the rest of our lives with?
Talk about big government. Telling us who we can and can’t marry? It doesn’t get much bigger than that.
Vote NO on 8. Keep government out of our love lives, our bedrooms, and our hearts.