Love, Hate, and Marriage

"Before I Levo" beat me to the punch commenting on California's recent state Supreme Court decision upholding voters' November approval of Prop. 8, denying the right of same sex couple to marry.

I encourage you to read Levo's entry, as it raises thought provoking questions.

I support the right of same sex couples to marry.

I quote my fellow TBA contributor, "I think most people agree that everyone regardless of sex, race or orientation should be treated equally and have the same rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, ask them if they think gay people should get married and they'll say, hands down, that it doesn't agree with their said church, religion, moral upbringing, etc. As a result, if we took the hurtle of religion off the table by removing the word "marriage" from the legislation, then none of anyone's reservations about religion and marriage would be valid and relevant to the measure. As a result, voting on the issue would come down to human rights instead of religion and would undoubtedly pass."

I believe the right for same sex couple to marry is a human rights' issue, and marriage is not necessarily derived from religion.

Discrimination and ignorance are powerful weapons, and unfortunately too many people choose said weapons to support or promote hatred and injustice.

Please take a moment to watch the following video:

I support the right of same sex couples to marry, and I voted "no on 8." Please note, I also support my fellow contributor's piece (Before I Levo).

Ideologically, we are each in favor of equal rights for all.

We need open discussion.

Till next time,

Betty

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