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California, What Happened?

I never expected California to pass Proposition 8 (a constitutional amendment that overturns the state’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex unions)! You would think that people would have learned from segregation that separate is not equal. This is a simple matter of civil rights. I have no doubt that this decision will eventually be over-turned by the courts. But still sad to see this vote in such a progressive state. Again, religion stands in the way of equal rights for all.

“It’s very unfortunate and embarrassing that the (Christian religion) is in large part responsible for this act of bigotry,” the Rev. Ed Bacon said after his sermon.


2 thoughts on “California, What Happened?

  1. pamela says:

    ha! i just posted the same keith olbermann video on my blog. i love his passio.

    i was so disappointed that prop 8 passed, and in florida, amendment 2 passed.

  2. cindy says:

    Hey Pamela, nice to hear from you:-)
    I’m not surprised in FL, but California is such a liberal state and supposedly progressive. I have no doubt that eventually this issue will need to be decided in the courts. You can’t let people vote on issues that involve a minority. This is not an issue for the popular vote, it’s a question of individual rights under the law. If you remove the religious factor, which should be separate from government anyway, it’s a clear civil rights issue.


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