posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 01:05 PM
Proposition 8 WAS NOT about "marriage", traditional or otherwise.
Nor was Propsition 8 about Sex, Gay, Straight, Group or Bestial.
The California Supreme Court overturned a prior law (Proposition 22) because it was found to be unconstitutional, that is, in conflict with the
Constitution of the State of California.
The Justices found that the prior law was unconstitutional in that it would have required the existing laws regarding the State's recognition of
marriage to be applied differently for same-sex couples seeking recognition as being married.
This "different treatment", they found was tantamount to "Unequal Treatment Under the Law" for such citizens of the State, and therefore in
violation of the right Equal Treatment Under the Law, as guaranteed by the State's Constitution.
In this context, no matter how it was worded, promoted, potrayed, or "spun", Proposition 8 was really about
Establishing a Precedent Whereby the Government May, at its Choosing, DENY otherwise Law-Abiding Citizens the Right to Equal Treatment
under the Fundamental Law of the Land.
Some one previously mentioned the "Jim Crow" laws of the South.
Have we not learned from that sorry state of affairs that "Separate" is Never "Equal"? No matter how "Traditional" or how much in
keeping with "Social Norms" the decision might be.
If Proposition 8 does pass, however, in the spirit of preserving "social norms" and in the interest of a "healthy" society, I propose that the
citizens of California immediately begin a new drive to expand the provisions of Propsition 8 to include other groups which, if allowed to marry,
might pose a detriment to that sacred institution, such as:
- The previously divorced.
- The mentally deficient (of course this might mean no more married politicians).
- Those born with physical defects of any kind (wouldn't want to pass on Those genes, would we?)
- And of course, Muslims! (Since Islam forbids sex outside of marriage, prohibiting Muslims from marrying means fewer and fewer Islamic terrorists to
deal with, Right?)
Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.
A slippery slope, indeed!
[edit on 5-11-2008 by Bhadhidar]