I think most of the people I know will disagree with me on this issue, perhaps vehemently, but I wanted to put my two cents in.
First of all I think Governor Schwarzenegger said it best when he called the proposition ‘a waste of time.’ Don’t we have more important things to worry about than a bunch of queers wanting to get married? They’re already living with each other. What does it matter if they call it domestic partnership or marriage? Who cares?
Secondly, I think this is a good case of tyranny of the majority. A whole bunch of people disagree with what someone else is doing, so they want to get together and make a law against it. I would rather support freedom for everyone to do whatever they want, so long as it doesn’t impinge on my own life, liberty and property. That’s the only way to make sure that when I’m in the minority, I don’t have others getting together to pass laws against me.
Thirdly, I don’t think it was very long ago that my own Mormon ancestors were fighting a similar fight, from the losing side. Back in those days, Mormons believed that the way to heaven was marriage between a man and a woman and a woman and a woman. The rest of the country got together and said that was evil, so the Mormons had to discontinue the practice. I don’t see how this issue is much different.
Personally, I don’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle, but I do support their rights of freedom and equality, because I believe that’s the best way to preserve my own rights of freedom and equality.
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