Originally posted by pieman
amazes me that the gay rights brigade try to paint marriage as a civil right, it clearly isn't, show me any way in which marriage is a civil right. any of you.
and by the way, it was more people than the christian right that voted against gay marriages, the christian right just don't have the numbers. society as a whole democratically rejected gay marriage.
Marriage, or Civil Union in this case (as it has NOTHING to do with religion!), affects various laws and rights of a person.
The main issue for me is that if a gay person is in medical care, their partner can be refused visitation.
In what democratic nation espousing freedom and liberty is that fair or equal?
You know as well as I do that this is discrimination on a massive scale. It is a step backwards, it removes the equality of gay people and labels them as second class citizens.
And, did you see the blatant propaganda used in the media? The people were lied to in order to gain support for it. That's why they voted. Maybe it wasn't all down to the Christians, but they are the ones now out in the street proclaiming victory and doing as much as possible to add insult to injury.