I’ve always felt that the discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people in this country was a hateful remix of the discrimination against minorities that we’ve taken years to overcome. All the arguments against same sex marriage are mirror images of the arguments against inter-racial marriage and it has infuriate me to no end. So I almost cried when I heard the news that yesterday, a federal judge declared California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. In his opinion, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote:
Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their unequal treatment. Proposition 8 perpetuates the stereotype that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming long-term loving relationships and that gays and lesbians are not good parents.
Replace “gays and lesbians” with any ethnic minority of your choice and you see just how fucking ridiculous Prop 8 is.
This isn’t the end. Supports of Prop 8 will no doubt appeal. This case might even wind up in the Supreme Court. But in my hope of hopes, I like to think that this marks a turning point in American civil liberties. I’d like to live in an America that encourages love and stands against discrimination in all its forms.
Besides, if they’re not fucking you, why do you care?
Source: Huffington Post