Proposition Baseless.

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When he bowed out of the Republican primary, Mitt Romney had this to say:

The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation. I wonder how it is that unelected judges, like some in my state of Massachusetts, are so unaware of this reality, so oblivious to the millennia of recorded history. It is time for the people of America to fortify marriage through constitutional amendment, so that liberal judges cannot continue to attack it!

This statement sums up well what a disturbingly high number of Americans think about Gay Marriage. If one goes by the above-quoted logic, single moms and dads should not be allowed to have children. So, Mr. Romney, shall we amend the constitution to make divorce illegal? I think not and I know why.

P.S. Props to Jeff for the divorce material.

And be careful. Notice how Romney(and most others supporting things like Proposition 8) skew their argument. First, Romney starts talking about children. He skips a step, however, by going straight to defending “marriage”. Marriage does not require children and children do not require marriage. So what, exactly, are they saying? That Gay couples shouldn’t be able to have children or they shouldn’t be able to get married? They are separate considerations. For one, there is absolutely no evidence supporting the notion that “gay marriage” will undermine “regular marriage”. Whoever says that is just reciting their local preacher. Second, even if children with gay parents were somehow negatively affected, they would still be better off than in foster care, right?

What it all comes down to is rule by the mob. This is where democracy gets it wrong. In California, a slight majority of the population ripped away Gays’ right to marry. The outrageous part? They decided based on uneducated, unsupported and prejudiced opinions. Rights should not be dependent on such arbitrary foundations. To end this discussion, an apt analogy remains.

Once upon a time, many Americans genuinely believed mixed-race marriage would undermine regular, single-race marriage(or white marriage most likely). Of course, it was all horse shit. There was no evidence of mixed-race marriage affecting anything. The bans on Gay Marriage have no more legitimacy than those of yester-year. Wake up America(well, part of it.)

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