Yesterday, Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California's Prop 8 was unconstitutional (due process & equal protection under the law). This is probably the toughest question America has faced since slavery (no, I am not comparing the not being able to get married to slavery!) just the struggle we are facing --one American against another.
Californians overwhelmingly voted in favor of Prop 8 (defining marriage as between one man and one woman), so the natural reaction is to ask how one judge can erase the will of the vast majority of the people?
BUT, what if the majority voted for a state-wide peanut ban or state-wide ban of military personnel? Does the MAJORITY voting for something make it right?
As I have written here many, many times...I don't agree that a church that believes that homosexuality is wrong in the eyes of God should be forced to marry a gay couple. That being said, I also don't think atheists, agnostics, or C&E's should be married in the church. That's why MY PLAN of CIVIL UNIONS being a LEGAL INSTITUTION where you are married by a JoP, unless you want to RELIGIOUS ceremony (i.e. marriage) that takes place with God present in a church.
In a world where heterosexual marriages are lasting 9 months, and heterosexuals are having marriages WITH CHILDREN annulled for pretenses in the Catholic Church, and heterosexuals are on the 3rd, 4th and 5th marriages...how much worse can the homosexuals do? I personally know two couples that have been together for much longer than many of my straight friends...
If two people want to tie themselves together and have the right to sign papers if the other one is in the hospital or have legal benefits...who are we to say no? Who are we to say that one person can have rights that another is denied?
I think I know why. It's because people are afraid that being gay is a CHOICE and that all this might confuse their kids, who in turn might think they're gay. Let me tell you...gay might be a choice for the confused girl in high school that french kisses her best friend for attention; but real gay is not a choice. Many Gay guys I know have never even kissed a girl. Some were playing with fairy wands as their peers fought with light sabers. And in the words of a close gay friend, "Who the hell would CHOOSE this? Who signs up for a life of discrimination and disdain?"
Just let them get married. Will it really change YOUR life at all? Trust me, your kids can't catch gay.