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

  • Rusty

    Well, Lois Black explained it best: there’s these squads of gay dudes that drive around in vans, looking for Norman Rockwell style familys. And right as some unsuspecting family sits down to dinner, chatting about god and football, this crazed group of homosexuals kicks open the door, jumps on the table, AND STARTS FUCKING EACHOTHER IN THE ASS! Clearly, moms apple pie will never be the same.

    Or to paraphrase George Carlin, I don’t care what you do, just don’t get it on me.

  • Anon.

    When prop 8 got approved not so long ago I was shocked. Some other states it would be expected, maybe, but California? It’s like they just wanted to cause a stupid argument that was won a while ago, and then overturn it like this later to stir up useless controversy when people should be paying attention to actual problems. Did gay people cause the Deepwater Horizon spill? No? Did they do the Madoff ponzi scheme? NO?
    Face it, this stupid controversy has no leg to stand on.