Based on Proposition 8′s passing, it’s obvious the sentiment here in California is to uphold the longstanding description of marriage. To try to obtain a favorable decision from the courts now would only further inflame the majority who voted to pass Prop. 8. That would only lead to a further backlash. The People don’t like to be told their voice has no power.
In all fairness to the “No on 8″ crowd, the time is not right to change the definition of marriage. Taking their lumps, biding their time and making their alleged case to the majority will do more to help their cause than the hostile outbursts, protests and boycotts. Enjoy the rights you’ve got and be patient for tomorrow.
Nov. 4 was a day another group of people could only dream of just 25 years ago. When Barack Obama was declared the winner and 44th president of the United States, it wasn’t the result of a lawsuit or pressure by attorneys. It was the culmination of a successful campaign, by an articulate candidate, to a country willing to accept him.
Blacks certainly waited a lot longer than one generation to see this happen, and have suffered a great deal more for their civil rights. That’s what truly makes this the greatest country ever conceived — that if you want something and are willing to work at it long enough, it could happen. Frankly, I’m outraged the gay community would even pretend to compare themselves with them.
I admit I voted for Prop. 8– and when this issue comes up for vote again, I’ll vote the same way– but I would have been just as vocal against any proponents of Prop. 8 trying to go to court to gain an advantage over the voice of the majority had it been defeated. If McCain won the presidential election, how would you have felt if the Obama camp went to court saying the majority vote didn’t count and we should be fair to the black candidate? I value the power of elections that much. You need to shake it off and work for the future. What you’re doing now is only losing supporters you already have.