Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A sad day for California

I really have to get this off of my chest. This is a place where people can vent and say their true feelings right? After this, you won't hear about it from me:

It really makes me sad that yesterday, California voted to give more rights to chickens than to human beings. And by that, I mean they voted yes on prop 2, which give chickens more space to move their limbs, and they passed prop 8 which took away the right for same sex couples to get married. What does that really say about Californians? It says that California is full of discriminating people who are in so much denial that they won't even admit it to themselves that they are being discriminatory! It is no different than the Jim Crow laws that said black people couldn't drink from the same fountains as white people! It is no different than the laws that wouldn't let Jewish people shop in the same stores as others. We are all human beings and we all deserve the same basic rights, which includes marriage.

And for those who say tht marriage is a religious right and should be ruled by the church, if you really want it that way, fine. That's how it should be! Church and state are separated! That was one of the founding principles of this country. You are forcing your religion upon other people! What happened to freedom of religion! Take away any government involvement from marriage. Make it only something you can only get from a church. No tax benefits, nothing. Then everyone is equal and you protect the "sanctity of marriage". But no, that's not good enough. YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH! and it pisses me off to think that people could deny other people a basic right to marry the one they love.

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