Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Good Point

Our friend Debbie was making calls to registered voters last night, polling about Proposition 8. A supporter engaged her in a conversation and made a good point. We have two different names for two different lifestyles - Heterosexual and Homosexual. Why wouldn't we have two different names for their respective unions? Marriage, and Civil Union.

I think that's an excellent point. Our friend Deborah Stapley also compared it to peaches & apricots...very similar, but they have different names because they are different. What do you think about that?


Sarah said...

Separate but equal?

Sounds like the argument for black segregation.

Uh oh.

Hizzeather said...

No, it sounds like having different names for different things. Nice try to make that jump to that completely different situation, but it doesn't work. Sorry.

Sarah said...

I really don't understand how it's a different situation.

Homosexuals have the same rights as heterosexual couples. It is "equal" to marriage. Yet it is considered separate.

Blacks were "equal" to whites. Yet, they were considered a separate group of people.

Hizzeather said...

The way I see it is that you can't choose what gender or color you are, so it is unfair to treat them differently. But I believe that even if you have the temptation of same-sex attraction, you can still choose your actions. A minority of people are trying to validate their feelings and are screaming that we are taking away rights if we won't let them marry their same gender. Well guess what Sarah...I can't marry a woman either. So I have the same amount of rights as any lesbian. The law has certain restrictions as to who you can marry (siblings, multiple people, minors, etc...). We all have to obey the law. We all have the same rights.

The issue at hand is the law. 61% of Californians voted to keep the institution of marriage as it always has been...between a man & a woman. 4 judges reversed that, basically saying that the majority of Californians were wrong. They took away my vote.

I'm voting yes on Proposition 8. Marriage is between a man and a woman. A civil union is between 2 people of the same gender. I'm sorry that makes certain people feel bad, but I have to do what I feel is right.

Sarah said...

I guess that is where our beliefs differ. Well, aside from I'm not religious. Hahaa. But I don't believe you can choose whether or not you're gay.

You are not a lesbian, nor do you believe it is acceptable to be one. Therefore, you do not care for gay marriage.

And hey. I'm screaming, and I'm straight. It's not just a few.

Marriage restrictions are set up for health reasons.

And it's the job of the Supreme Court to decide if a law is constitutional of not. They overturn laws all. the. time. It's what they do. And I'm betting if prop eight is passed, they will overturn it again.

I'm for no on prop eight. Good night.

Panamanian Princess said...

The job of the supreme court is to overturn unlawful laws. Laws that go against the constitution. That is what they did. The government is not telling you that you are wrong. They are saying that the vote you cast was unconstitutional.

emily said...

There are many many many different health risks associated with homosexual sex.

Biologically, closely related people have higher risk of genetic disorders etc. Biologically, same-gender couples can't have children. If we follow nature's laws set up for having children, then same-gender couples should not be defined as a marriage.

Also, the purpose of the courts is to interpret law. There was nothing in the constitution about marriage. So now we are voting on whether or not we should put something there. I say yes, maybe you say no. That is why we are voting to see what everyone thinks.