It'll make me want to divorce my partner
Blatantly false, every damned word. Unfortunately, there apparently aren't any laws about lying in election ads. THAT's why the damned proposition won, because people were confused and horrified that their 5 year olds would be indoctrinated into a homosexual lifestyle if they didn't vote yes on this horrible amendment.
There's a reason the USA is a democratic republic and not a pure democracy. It's so that individual states cannot legislate away fundamental, constitutional rights of anyone, including minorities. In my view, this is exactly what we have done here in California... legislated away basic, constitutionally protected rights. Unfortunately, until the SCOTUS actually rules that homosexuals are people too, they will continue to be the last group to be legally subjected to institutional discrimination.
It's a travesty. And as far as I'm concerned, it's a crime.
In the Loving case, the law stated that white people could not marry other races. A specific group is denied equal protection of the law. White people.
The government has gotten smarter and has written the law to apply to everyone in the state. In order to have a violation of the 14th amendment (that was used in the Loving case) the law must apply to some and not others. Prop 8 applies to everyone equally. No individual may marry more than one person. No individual may marry someone of the same sex. No one is excluded from the law so as such no one receive privileges denied to others.
Woman cannot marry women, but men can. Additional descrimination, not 'negating' descrimination.
And let's not look at history, let's look at a hypothetical. What if there was a prop. akin to prop8 that banned all interracial marriage (not just in one race). Now it's being applied to everyone equally. This is justified?
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A non-related man can marry her, while a related man cannot.
The only reason why the second man denied his basic human right to marry is due to familial relation.
As familial relation is a federally protected class*, a ban against incest is discrimination.
Therefore, if one oppose discrimination absolutely, one necessarily supports familial marriage.
I oppose familial marriage; therefore I am open to discriminating against federally protected classes.
Since I am open to discriminating against federally protected classes, merely claiming that a gay marriage ban is discrimination means nothing to me.
*Protected class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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