Stop Gay Marriage? Heck No!

27 Oct

Do I even have to tell you that I’m in favor of same-sex couples’ right to civil marriage? Well, I’m sure I don’t, especially if you’ve read my posts on the first same-sex wedding at Disneyland, or my reaction to the California Supreme Judicial Court decision which made it possible. Or if, oh, you just happened to notice that I’m pretty darn passionate about queer politics and culture.

But just the same, I’m gonna tell you again…and encourage my California readers to vote no on Proposition 8. I know in a lot of cases I’m preaching to the choir here. But I also want to assure those of you who might be on the fence that in fact we’ve had same-sex civil marriage here in Massachusetts for a few years now, and not only have opposite-sex marriages still managed to thrive, but even some of the folks who were nervous about the change have (mostly) gotten pretty chill about it.

I have seen many, many marriages I thought should be stopped…but never because of gender! When you wish upon a star, it shouldn’t matter who you are.

11 Responses to “Stop Gay Marriage? Heck No!”

  1. Marlowe October 28, 2008 at 7:17 am #

    You have my vote. And my thanks for speaking out!

  2. Ken in Atlanta October 28, 2008 at 8:20 am #

    I have been telling everyone I know in California to vote no on 8.

    I have been saying that even if they personally don’t believe in gay marriage, as an american they should be voting no on something that takes away a right. Anything that takes away a right is Unamerican.

  3. sambycat October 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm #

    i will be linking to you all day tomorrow! 🙂

  4. johnbisceglia October 29, 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    I sincerely hope PROP 8 fails miserably.

    BUT – if it DOES passes, is everyone prepared to spend another ba-zillion dollars on PR and possibly wait 20-30 years to “win” equality in CA?

    AND – if it does NOT pass, which state will we focus on next so we can spend another ba-zillion dollars to purchase civil rights?

    I know I am virtually alone here (except for Charles Merrill and his partner), but I think all of you are insane. Truly crazy….one step away from writing-on-the-wall-with-your-feces crazy.

    Because if ALL of us truly believed we WERE equal, we would not be so patient as tax-payers and U.S. citizens. We’d simply KNOW we ARE equal, and refuse to pay into a system that not only denies our familes civil marriage but doesn’t even acknowledge our existence (wait for the 2010 census).

    I’m 43, and I will NOT wait until I’m 73 for fair and equal treatment. It’s OK for the country at large to be ignorant, bigoted, mid-guided, and mid-informed. But that’s not my fault. So until people GROW UP and show my family the same “civil” respect heterosexually-identified families are given, I owe this country and the IRS nothing.

    How many times do I need to say this?

    TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION AIN’T GWANNA HAPPEN!

  5. Jennifer October 30, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    johnbisceglia, wow, I speak out against Prop 8 and you compare me just-slightly-favorably to the “writing-on-the-wall-with-your-feces crazy?”

    Way to make friends, dude.

  6. chris October 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm #

    My sister recently remarked that she thought gay marriage made a mockery of marriage. She is in the middle of divorcing her 4th husband. She is 44 years old. She is currently interviewing for husband number 5.

    And she’s talking about gay marriage making a mockery of marriage?

  7. paul April 27, 2009 at 1:11 am #

    Gay marriage should never be stopped. Stability in relationships is important to society, The morons that decry marriage is between a man and a woman, and say gays make a mockery of marriage are nuts. Divorce makes a mockery of marriage. the real issue is oppression of rights, and just because a couple of gays get married doesn’t mean that Michale can marry his chimp but wait that would be celebrity so that would be allowed and somehow praised.i wish we lived in a free society, its a shame that our country that was founded on the premise of freedom for all, has grown up to be no different then tyranny it left. oppress a people because of their beliefs. but unlike the pilgrims we aren’t going anywhere. this is our country too.

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