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I Love the Gays

October 13th, 2008 | by Steve O |

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If you don’t think that gay marriage does not affect you or your civil rights than think again. It wasn’t too long ago that it was perfectly legal to have laws that prohibited interracial marriage. And it was the great state of California that finally put an end to this idea that states could regulate who could marry who based on race and eventually lead to this opinion handed down from the Supreme Court of the United States;

Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival…. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

Hmmmm, a basic civil right of man!!! Most importantly it’s a freedom of choice that cannot be regulated by religious belief.

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  1. 10 Responses to “I Love the Gays”

  2. By steve on Oct 13, 2008 | Reply

    Just sort of skip over that first sentence about existence and survival (procreation) and pretend being gay is like being another race…

  3. By Estelle on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    You may want to filter your google adsense ads. The ad showing up on this blog page is from that evil, evil homophobic group supporting prop 8. I had to click on it, just so they have to dish out a few cents, and you get to make a few pennies off the p r o t e c t m a r r i a g e . c o m homophobes.

  4. By steve on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    Yeah estelle… lets beat them “homophobes” down.

  5. By Mathew on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    “The Christian Right’s obsession with homosexuality is a troubling example of “bait and switch:” let’s get the “base” all worked up about sex so they miss the stuff about feeding the hungry, ending war and loving the enemy. In the fall of 2008, we ought to be talking about an economy that heals the earth and provides for human welfare. Who marries whom is no longer an issue.”

    Steve, instead of trolling the web, why don’t you go do some actual benevolent work. Oh, if you’re going to quote news, do it from a news source, not a propaganda site.

    In our neighborhood, the Yes on H8 (as in “yes on 8″ equals “yes on hate”) have proven themselves to be thieves. Why people care whether other people have the right to marry confuses me. Why those same people are the ones who want less government intrusion into people’s lives confounds me even more. Seems hypocritical to me.

  6. By Mathew on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    By the way, I love the video. Thanks!

  7. By steve on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    Matt:

    Don’t tell me what to do you elitist prick! And why don’t you open your eyes to your little liberal friends going around spreading the wrong message with violence. Even the Official No on 8 people condemned the violence against the guy at his church. Beating a man at his place of worship. Good luck selling that man as a hate monger. We ain’t buying.

  8. By Paul Watson on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    steve,
    As long as you open your eyes to your little conservative friends who, you know, regularly engage in violence against homosexuals and frequently call for homosexuality to be illegal from their places of worship. The fact that he was beaten up, which should be condemned as the thuggery it is, in no way makes him not a hate monger if he is stirring up hatred against gays. It’s not difficult to understand. If you mong hate, you are a hate monger.

  9. By Jet Netwal on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    Steve, tone down the name calling. Not necessary.

  10. By steve on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    Sorry Jet… reacting to the troll comment… what almost 4 years later and someone calls me a troll? How dare they? I provide balance to this left leaning world… :)

    Paul… Heh… This Yes on 8 thing, DOES NOT preach HATE against Gays… For the last freaking time. It is about sustaining the definition of marriage between a man and a woman or not. It doesn’t mean, hey gay dude, back of the bus, or hey Ms. Lesbian, use that drinking fountain only. It is not taking away rights that homosexuals already have through civil unions, property laws, adoption, etc. or get this, if they want to marry someone of the opposite sex which is what the definition of marriage has been for eons.

    The whole freaking thing is distorted by BOTH SIDES of the issue. Gay marriage was put to a vote by California already and it failed 61% to 39%. Judges changed the rules anyway and the attorney general, a liberal as liberal can get with Jerry Brown, put it on the ballot. It is due process consistent with the 14th Amendment. Amazing… we’re putting rights up for a vote instead of a court implementing them or taking them away. Imagine if we could vote on the Patriot Act which none of you seem to be bitching about.

  11. By Paul Watson on Oct 15, 2008 | Reply

    steve,
    And your point is? You said the campaign was guilty by association because some thugs decided to beat up someone in his place of worship (not sure why him being in church matters. Would it have been alright if it was in the street?). I merely pointed out that if that’s your standard, the proponents of this discrimination, i.e. you, are guilty be association because people on their side have done far worse.

    Furthermore, I didn’t say this particular proposition was gay hatred. Haven’t read it, so can’t say, but a figure calling someone an abomination who will bun in Hell for eternity probably counts as stirring up a little bit of hatred and right-wingers have been saying crap like that for decades.

    Now, go back under your bridge, troll. ;-)

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