Okay, I know that I have not posted anything in forever. My new wife has a blog and she is so much better at it than me. Besides, I would just write about the same thing anyway, heehee. Actually, I am just kind of lazy about these things and sometimes I feel like I don't have too much to say. But.............................
I have to say......WTF...... California, what the hell happened. I know it wasn't all of you, just those that believed all the lies the religious right was spewing. Now my marriage hangs in the balance. What right do these people have to vote on my life, my happiness.
How can the government of California allow this proposition to even come to a vote. Prop 8 was not defining marriage, it was eliminating same sex marriages. It was literally discriminating against another human being. Where in history has that majority been allowed to vote on the minority status. If this had been any other minority written into Prop 8 it would have outraged our nation. Well, I am outraged. This is not a religious issue. This is a civil issue. The courts, the legislature decides on these issues, not the people. If the people voted on these issues then we would still have slavery, women would not vote and be the personal property of their father or husband, the Civil Rights movement would have never happened and we would be stuck in the dark ages. Our forefathers made our government the way they did so we could evolve as a nation. They knew that the way it was was not always the way it was going to be. That as we grew as a nation, so would things change. They allowed for this possibility. Tradition does not mean right. It just means the way we have always done things. We all know that we have grown as a nation, as a people by the ones who do not follow tradition. The inventors, the social reformers, the leaders, the scientist, all chose to not follow tradition and helped shape this wonderful nation. Where would we be without Edison, Bell, Ford, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Lincoln Roosevelt, Alexander Fleming, Salk and Sabin. This is just another reform. A chance for this nation to grow and realize that we all deserve the opportunities of the rest.
I am guaranteed my right to happiness. My happiness is not against the law (Sodomy laws were struck down long ago.)My happiness should not be voted upon by anyone but myself. This is just crazy. How can anyone deny another person true happiness. My marriage hurts no one. I believe when people start looking at me, and my brothers and sisters, as a person, a human being, capable of feeling pain and hurt, and not as a sexual being, then things will be different. But, for now we will have to continue our fight for justice and equality. We now know how powerful the religious right can be. How they will lie to get their opinion heard. We cannot sit back and hope someone else does something. We all need to do what we can. I for one, am going to make sure everyone knows I got married to a woman. I refuse to hide. In the supermarket, on the street, in public everyone who sees me will know that I love Leah!!!!! We need to be visible and heard. No more hiding. Thanks.