Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rise and Shine --- Don't get it

Good Morning and, remember, if you really need a ride to the liquor store, don't call 911!

So, yesterday afternoon, a judge in California overturned Prop 8, the referendum that passed last year banning same sex marriage.
"Because Proposition 8 disadvantages gays and lesbians without any rational justification, Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment," the judge wrote in his decision.
Within minutes of the ruling, Twitter was twitting with post after post both for and against the ruling. What really is amazing is those who supported Prop 8 got so nasty so quick it was almost scary.
There were threats. There was hate. There was some pseudo-religious defense of the ban.
The bottom line is, no matter what you think of the whole deal, people should be allowed to get married whether gay or straight.
The big debate heading into this election season is about government involvement. Some, especially those who like to yell down any argument, think we need more freedom. We need to be able to do what we want when we want no matter what our elected officials say.
Then, they say we need government bans on things they don't agree with.
Can't have it both ways, sorry.

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