Sunday, August 17, 2008

CA Prop. 8, Smiths version: Panic on the streets of Salt Lake

Panic on the streets of Provo, I wonder to myself, could life ever be the same again?

It's goin' down down down. Prop. 8 forbids same sex marriages. Californians think such a proposition is silly, as do all right thinking people.

The Field Poll found that 51 percent of likely voters say they would vote against Proposition 8, while 42 percent say they would vote for it.

The poll shows a turnaround from 2000, when 61 percent of voters cast ballots in favor Proposition 22, which strengthened the state's 1978 one-man, one-woman marriage law with the words "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

1 comment:

tamar said...

Many religions already accept gay marriage. For the government not to accept these unions is an unacceptable breach of separation of church and state.

According to Catholics, divorce is not acceptable. Would we accept their religious interpretation as binding for all Americans? No religious faction has the business of determining the definition of marriage for all Americans.

Any religious marriage or ceremony by a justice of the peace should establish a civil union, and civil unions should be the proper focus of all American law regarding the contract between life partners.