Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Little Afterthought

Why did the Mormon Church and other proponents of Prop Hate fail? They failed because they had no credible argument. The arguments they used in the media during the campaign would not stand in a court of law because they had no merit. Away from Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbough, the arguments were empty. The majority of the electorate may have believed that allowing same sex marriage would lead to eight year old kids being given homework assignments that included gay sex but even their own lawyers and "experts" were too embarrassed to argue it before a judge. Their arguments that the concept of "traditional" marriage would be destroyed or that straight people would be "forced" into same sex marriages were equally as empty.

They ended up with two "experts" who under blistering cross examination actually agreed with the plaintiffs on many key points. The right has nothing left but pleas for prayer, cash and more attempts at mass hysteria but that will have no effect before the US Supreme Court. The fact that Prop 8 was based solely on hate will come out once again. Times are changing!

There can be no compromise. "Almost good enough" will not do. "Separate, but equal" civil unions are not acceptable. Nothing short of full equality can be accepted. The difference may be slight when times are good but the deficits come to light when a partner is blocked at the elevator door when trying to visit in a hospital as "family". Inheritance could be an issue if there is no will. The worst happens when one partner is not allowed to make end of life decisions for the other partner. That thought is terrifying! No, nothing but FULL equality. That is why they are called "rights". There is no room for negotiation!

And, in a nice show of oneupmanship and hopefully a sign of what the USA can expect from it's own Supreme Court,

Mexican court upholds capital's gay marriage law

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican Supreme Court has voted to uphold the constitutionality of Mexico City's 6-month-old law allowing same-sex marriages.

The justices have voted 8-2 to uphold the law against challenges filed by federal prosecutors, who argued it violates the constitutional principle of protection of the family.

Hundreds of couples have been married so far under the law, the first of its kind to be enacted in Latin America.

The court ruled Thursday that the law did not violate the constitution. Justices on the majority side argued that nowhere does the constitution define what a family is.

1 comment:

  1. Some day this will all be history and we will see that all human beings have rights, can be great parents no matter what their sexual orientation. All of this stems from a greater disconnect between humans and nature. We have attempted for centuries to explain ourselves out of the chain of life that has continued to evolve for millions of years. Not enough space here to write but when we accept our reality and our place in nature it will all fall into place. JMHO