I cannot visualize myself ever putting myself in such a position of arrogance, to the point that I believe it is my right of destiny, to keep another person yoked to my personal religious view of how things should be. Live and let live. As long as it doesn't tread on me. That seems to me to be "more American" but I digress.
But I also realize many have had their opinions influenced by things like religion, upbringing, culture, environment that differ from mine. They believe they have a right to dictate and submit their will upon others. They believe it with all their heart. You will never convince them they are wrong. But, there again, live and let live is a two way street. I respect them even though I do not agree with them and they sometimes dazzle me with their modes of arriving to their brand of logic.
But, whatever. Despite ourselves, America always leans forward towards freedom and liberty. SSM is right around the corner. The grafitti is on the wall.
Last edited by Captain America; 02-07-12 at 07:03 PM.
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Last edited by CriticalThought; 02-07-12 at 07:11 PM.
What Prop 8 did, IIRC (and there have been so many SSM bills in this state), was to amend the state's constitution so that sexual preference was removed from constitutional protection, and make SSM marriage (which was then legal in California, passed by the voters earler) illegal. Now it's being challenged on a federal level, on the basis that states cannot remove a right that is protected by the federal constitution.
If that's the case, I can't see how this would help same-sex couples purely on the basis of equal benefits under the state. It would increase resistance to same-sex benefits legislation in state's that do not grant them as it would legally require the state's to recognize the unions as marriage.
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