Monday, November 17, 2008

prop 8

This is a very good look at why a pro-prop 8 vote doesn't necessarily equal bigotry. the article doesn't, however, justify such a vote. give it a look see.

5 comments:

paul said...

it's a good article. talking about the differences between racism and the gay marriage issue is important.

it makes the gay community seem simplistic and out of touch with reality when they argue that the issue is a straightforward civil rights issue.

they also demean those who are unsure or opposed to their cause when calling 'bigot' at any hesitation regarding a re-definition of marriage...

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

agreed paul, at least for the most part. i think the analogy to the civil rights movement is not an easily dismissible one.

Kathryn said...

Frandsen.....you don't return my calls but I will stalk you as a friend anyway.. legally speaking marriage isn't a civil right it's a priviledge granted by the state because the family unit is good for society and benefits the state that is why the state grants it as a priviledge...that's what a lawyer on the bus told me anyway....
ps you are fired as my friend...i've called countless times with no return phone call....if you are breaking up with me i'd prefer a direct hit rather than lame avoidence...

paul said...

stevie: pwn.

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

kathryn: i'm not quite sure who you are. is it lundell? either way i don't buy the rights vs. privilege argument. if it were a privilege (which is highly debatable), then on what basis do we withhold that privilege? would we not give the privilege to a mixed race couple simply because the color of the skin? we still give the privilege to couples who can't have children and therefore will not have a family (assuming they don't adopt). we give the privilege to old people who will also not have children. if you withhold a privilege based solely on sexual orientation, how is that not discrimination?