Prop. 8 in Cali Upheld: A Split Decision

I think it was a decision that pleased no one. I think the state supremes were scared because of threats to pull everyone of them down from their high perches the next election go-round if they didn’t uphold it. Whatever the case, Prop. 8 is the law of the state of California, but those couples who legalized their relationships before it was voted in are still considered married in the eyes of the state.

This is marriage equality?

People think California is sooo liberal. As much as I love the place, I know so good and well that it isn’t. It still has some of the most backward and bigoted people around, the same kinds of people who thought Okies and Arkies were the scum of the earth, who voted in Prop. 13 in the Seventies, and who thought cops beating up Rodney King and killing Oscar Grant was justified. This means that Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont are more liberal than California is.

What pisses the reactionaries off is that it is called marriage. They don’t even like the term, “civil unions.” They fear gays will soon dance up the naves of their churches to the altars after same-sex marriages are approved. Frankly, gays have their own churches or congregations to receive blessings or to celebrate nuptials that they don’t take lightly. The anti-gay marriage bunch, I believe, confuse religious marriage with civil marriage. Getting a marriage license means that the gays are recognized by the state only, not by churches that don’t recognize, tolerate or want them.

Well, I’ve got news for these people. A luta continua. Prop. 8 was approved under onerous circumstances; it will be overturned one of these days under better ones.

~ by blksista on May 26, 2009.

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