“There’s something deeply wrong with putting the rights of a minority up to a majority vote. If this were being done to almost any other minority, people would see how un-American this is.”
— Evan Wolfson, gay-rights lawyer and head of Freedom to Marry
While racial minorities here in California and throughout the nation — hell, even throughout the world — are giddy over Barack Obama’s win over Repugnican John McCainosaurus, we gay men and lesbians here in California are bleeding over the passage of Proposition 8.
It’s just so great to know that we are surrounded by such haters.
Here is photographic evidence of the “arguments” that the homophobes have used in support of Proposition 8:
(I just love it when infants are used in political debates, don’t you? Yeah, only hets make good parents! We cannot entrust something as important as the raising of children to gay men and lesbians!)
Associated Press photos
Let’s dissect these “arguments” in favor of Prop 8:
“Parental rights”: How are any parents hindered from fulfilling their parental roles and responsibilities by two adults of the same sex getting married? What is the “argument” here? What am I missing?
“Restore marriage”: How do same-sex couples harm heterosexual couples’ marriages? If heterosexual marriages are in trouble, don’t the heterosexual couples need to do something about it? The divorce rate was sky high long before gay men and lesbians ever got the legal right to marry in any state.
“Less government”: Wait a fucking minute. “Less government”? The government telling two consenting adults that they may not get married is less government? How?
“Free speech”: Yes, you have free speech. You may hold the most hateful beliefs that you want and you are pretty free to say whatever hateful things you want. But what right do you have to infringe on someone else’s rights?
I saw the homo-haters’ rally at the state Capitol here in Sacramento last week, the rally photographed in most of the news photos above. There was another sign I saw at the rally not shown in the news photos above: a sign that stated that Proposition 8 was about “religious freedom.”
No, these motherfucking haters, if it is their religious belief that same-sex marriage is wrong, are perfectly free not to marry someone of the same sex. Their religious freedom is in no way infringed upon by two other consenting adults marrying each other.
If we actually are to buy this argument that to offend someone’s religious beliefs is to infringe upon his or her religious freedom, then we must make interracial marriage illegal too if it should — gasp! — offend someone’s religious beliefs. (What about the eating of certain foods? Should pork be banned by constitutional amendment because its consumption offends some people’s religious beliefs? Where would it end?)
The bottom line is that the homo-haters have no actual legal, moral or ethical arguments against same-sex marriage. They have only blind hatred, and they fabricate “arguments” to try to legitimize and sanitize their hatred.
The overarching “argument” by the homo-haters that their civil rights — religious freedom, freedom of speech, parental rights, etc. — are actually being violated by gay men and lesbians being granted equal civil rights is beyond insane.
I don’t know how much longer we gay men and lesbians are going to just take it anymore.
It’s time for revolution.
P.S. Here’s a news photo I found with one of the “religious freedom” signs in it. In this news photo, the Amerifascists are just giddy that Prop 8 is passing. I can’t imagine being happy that someone else’s rights are being taken away, thinking that someone else’s oppression is my gain. But then, I’m not a fucking Nazi, either.
Associated Press photo