Prop 8 Unconstitutional, The Sanctity Of Marriage Equality
The 2008 referendum known as Proposition 8, which amended the state's constitution to limit marriage to that of a man and woman, has been overturned by an appeals panel in San Fransisco, California.
This comes in as a win for equal human rights in the state, gays, lesbians and straight people alike.
Overturning Prop 8 is also a win for the sanctity of marriage equality. “Sanctity of marriage,” of course, is the language that religious and political conservatives often use against the idea that gay men, lesbians, bisexuals or transgender Americans should have marriage equality. For example, the “Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment” of 2006, also known as “Amendment 774, is an amendment to the Alabama Constitution that makes it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. The language of the constitutional amendment actually uses the word “sacred” as it states that marriage is “a sacred covenant.” To me, this seems extraordinary language for a state constitution as it connects a state’s civil action in marriage and the sacred, that is, having to do with the divine. Such language, in my view, has no place in an American state constitution.
Seriously, whats the BFD about gays getting married? Sanctity of marriage? That's a laugh riot! Over half of the marriages in the USA end in divorce, so who are you to preach sanctity when you yourself don't even see sanctity in marriage? Everyone enters marriage with that idea in the back of their head, "I can always get a divorce if it doesn't work the way I want." There's no sanctity in marriage when that is the common thought.
I say, let gays and lesbians get married! It's not going to turn into some huge gay sex orgy of married couples. They'll get married and stop having sex just like every other married couple. They'll experience the horror of a bad marriage and they'll experience the misery of it just like the rest of us. Let them be miserable and married like the rest of the world!
Stop acting like marriage is some sacred thing, very few Americans think of marriage as sacred. Everyone needs to stop being hypocrites!