This is your last chance, California. Please vote No on Prop 8.
Part of me really wishes I was still registered out there. I want so very much for this not to pass. So many families have finally, officially been created out there. Don’t divorce them for nothing.
I see the court’s ruling as a very good thing for families. Why? It creates more two-parent households. Anyone who’s anyone knows that raising kids is easier and gives kids better chances in life with two parents looking out for them. This, of course, is no offense to all those great single parents out there, it’s just the odds.
The big question: why take away the rights of those who want to create families? That’s what marriage does. It creates a new family, joining two lives together. It is a stable, loving, wonderful way to live a life if so chosen. And it is such a thing that is easily taken for granted by those who have always had a chance to live their dream.
Most of my life, I have known I wanted to be a father. It was just a part of who I am. My career, my life, everything else was uncertain. But fatherhood I knew I was always meant for. Don’t ask me why; it’s just a fact about me.
Now, I absolutely cannot fathom what a desperate life I would lead if where I lived told me that I was unfit to be a father because I have blue eyes. I am sure I would try to live in a place where I was allowed to raise children. However, how awful would that be if I was forced to raise children in a place other than near the family that raised me?
Worse yet, I cannot imagine having that right taken away. That my kids would suddenly no longer be mine, though I am still allowed to love and raise them. What if this decision to take away my kids was founded and funded by a small minority of religious people whose church I am not even affiliated with? Because I have blue eyes, the constitution of my state should be amended to say that I am unfit to be a parent.
Hell would be raised, I say.
The high court of California did not legislate from the bench. No law was passed allowing same-sex marriage. The court found that in reading the basic rights outlined in the California State Constitution, banning same-sex marriage was unlawful. That simple.
The court was right.
Now those who personally oppose same-sex marriage created Proposition 8 in order to alter the constitution itself in order to limit the rights of their fellow citizens.
Vote against reducing rights. Vote against breaking families. Vote NO on Prop 8.