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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. Full story

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Addendum 11/13/08:

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The ban on same-sex marriages was struck down today in California, as California joins Massachusetts in upholding the civil rights of its citizens. It’s only a matter of time before all states come to the same conclusion, since it is clearly unconstitutional to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation. California made the right decision today when you understand two simple things:

1. separation of church and state
2. separate is not equal

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