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Mahlersfifth wrote:I can't believe it.... California...
Serenity wrote:The proposition was basically pushed by the Catholic and the Mormon church.
We need to separate Church from State! A lot of the Republican party is infected by the religious right. The same can be said for the Democratic party (e.g. Catholic church). How do you practice religious freedom for everyone without biasing your decisions with your particular faith?
Mahlersfifth wrote:I believed California was a state that accepted their gay population as equals, is all Selma.
OperaTenor wrote:Yes indeed, California just created a second class of society. Maybe we can just start calling them niggers.....
At one of Altoid's dance classes the other day, I spoke with a mother of another member of her class about it. she says she's a teacher, and she explained why she voted for Prop 8. she said she was afraid a "homosexual agenda" would be rammed down school children's throats if 8 passed. IOW, she bought the ad line of 8 proponents, hook, line and sinker. To top it off, she didn't know 8 would deny same sex couples the right to marry, or that they would be denied the same civil liberties enjoyed by straight couples, or that they could now be discriminated against in the workplace, or that existing same sex marriages performed in California could now be nullified. She didn't know any of that.
The other mother there is a Hungarian woman who is refreshingly outspoken. I began to wonder if I was going to have to sit between them as she got so agitated at the other woman's idiocy.
Her response? "Well, if it's that bad, we can just vote it out next year, right?" She doesn't even understand that it's a constitutional amendment(or revision, if you follow the lawsuits).
I refrained from asking her where she teaches, so I'd know where not to take my child....
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