and it's not good for a campaign that touts tolerance and acceptance to come across as a minority trying to force its beliefs on the majority.
And not everyone who supported Proposition 8 is opposed to equal rights for homosexual couples. It may seem like a silly semantic thing, but to them, redefining marriage is like legally redefining white to include purple.
Ult_Sm86 wrote:Colors don't exist and neither does this stupid "definition of marriage".
It only exists in peoples heads. Or in their Bibles.
when no-fault divorce was legalized and "until death do us part" was redefined to mean, "until death do us part unless, for any reason, I get tired of working on our relationship first," the result was, well, the current mess our society has made of marriage, complete with a 50% divorce rate.
Angelique wrote:Regarding the California vote, from what I read, they actually had record turnout, and most of the same people who voted for Obama also voted for Proposition 8. It's just one way of proving that the Democratic Party is not a hive mind and, for better and for worse, will not always vote the way you or I want or expect.
Angelique wrote:And not everyone who supported Proposition 8 is opposed to equal rights for homosexual couples. It may seem like a silly semantic thing, but to them, redefining marriage is like legally redefining white to include purple.
Angelique wrote:Finally, it's insulting to homosexuals who, while still desiring equal treatment under the law, agree that calling them married would be like calling them straight. (Shock of the century- non-heteros are not of the same mind on this subject.)
Angelique wrote:I have tried to keep religion out of this discussion because I acknoledge that people have reasons, some of them good, for their positions on the issues that are not exclusive to any religion. You claim that this is just a Christian thing, but name any society in history that has believed there was any such thing as gay marriage. Even the societies most tolerant of homosexuality regarded marriage as between male and female. (I have yet to see any evidence that ancient Athenians actually married same sex lovers.)
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