This isn’t going to be one of my usual posts. I’m not going to talk about movies or video games. I’m not going to be relating any parenting anecdotes. I’m even going to leave Michael Bay and George Lucas alone. This post is about something far more important.
There is a proposition on the ballot next week in California, Prop 8. If passed, this bill will strip away the recently granted rights for gays and lesbians to marry. The fact that we are voting on this bill at all is an affront to the principals that this country was founded upon. It represents the ugliest part of our culture—the one dominated by prejudice and fueled by hate.
There is no choice but to vote “no” on Prop 8.
Let me just say that again, so I’m perfectly clear…NO ON PROP 8!
Today is Write to Marry Day, an international initiative where bloggers around the world are joining together to voice our objection to this abhorrent violation of human rights. My voice on the internet is small, but I believe that every bit helps—especially a cause as worthy as this one.
The people who are against same sex unions say that they’re out to “protect” the sanctity of marriage. I call bullshit. Allowing same sex marriages will not change these peoples’ world one iota. For these narrow minded, ignorant people this is all about suppression and control over something they refuse to understand.
When I was a kid, I imagined that the future would have flying cars, holograms and personal jet packs. But I never imagined a future where after the civil rights movement, we would continue to adopt campaigns of hate against our fellow human beings. I thought we were better than this. We are better than this.
I hope that someday soon the idea of same sex marriage will be commonplace and that my kids will be aghast to learn that we ever needed to fight for gay and lesbian rights. I imagine that they will ask me about this time and I will proudly tell them that there were people who stood up and said that this was wrong and that things needed to change. I will tell them that I voted against this detestable measure and helped our country live up to its promise and its potential.
No on Prop 8!
A big thank you to Mombian for spearheading this initiative.