Monday, November 10, 2008

PROP 8

I've been getting emails asking me about my feelings on Prop. 8 in California that bans gay marriage.

Of course, it makes me furious.

What most people don't understand is that every civil right in America has come to light via "renegade" judges. I mean, do you really think rednecks in South Carolina would have welcomed black children in their schools in the 1960s without "renegade" judges or presidential intervention.

Hell, no.

Any civil right - black voting, school segregation, interracial marriage - would never have come to pass if it was put to a general vote.

That said, I'm also furious with the black community who voted by 70% to ban gay marriage. I mean, the black community would still be in the fields if it wasn't for "renegade" judges and presidents that used their executive powers to give them equal rights - the black community should know better.

5 comments:

Charlie Hobart said...

Absolutely right.

This is what Alexis de Tocqueville meant when he originated the phrase, "Tyranny of the majority."

Prop 8 illustrates the paradoxes of democracy and the hypocrisy of our culture's idea of equality. It was a shameful, disgusting moment in American history. We must not let our joy in the Obama victory overshadow the harsh truths of California's intolerance of gay marriage.

And we must also not forgot that though President-Elect Obama has been a friend to the gay community, he still doesn't believe in marriage for same-sex couples.

We still have a long way to go...

BERTHA FROM VEGAS said...

I think Hillary would have done more for you fags....I really do....however hopefully ol B. Hussein Obama will come through for you guys! Here's hopin! Tits floppin!

Baxter said...

Wait a sec...let me get this straight. The majority voted AGAINST prop 8. So it failed. Ain't that what America's all about? The public choice?

I mean, if a proposistion came up that required cross-eyed folks to stick a fork in one eye, and it was voted down by the MAJORITY, would you still be so despondant? Would you scream for the ACLU to sue over that?

Prop 8 is flawed, and it failed. And the flaw is pretty fuckin' obvious. If you think B. Hussain (intentional "A") will overturn this, think again. In the muslim world, homosexuality is punishable by death.

THE ORAL REPORTER said...

And in Muslim cultures idiots like you, dear Baxter, are stoned to death.

Baxter said...

That's not what any of my professors at Stanford, or MIT said!