This is appalling. To think that in this day and age we are still fighting over basics. It wasn't too long ago people were voting to keep interracial marriage from happening. It's a sad day in California. The majority should not have the right to take rights away that was already given. Just last year people were marrying and then in November, the majority--religious right--won the battle in taking away that right. The religiously confused, what I like to call them, play out that we will force the lifestyle onto everyone and this will open the debate on whether people should marry their animals. Let me pose this question: Would 18,000 people marry their dogs? Do you really think that would ever happen? Marriage stands between people not between animal and people. How long will this stand?
Another stance is that marriage is a religious ceremony and yet is recognized and it is given benefits from the state. In my view that is another direct violation of an idea called "separation of church and state" and yet here we stand still giving special rights to those who practice a majority religion.
If gay was a religion would the state give them benefits if they should so marry? No.
The current majority is far too Christian to allow such things. I do believe if they were given the right to sign on the line to put every homosexual or bisexual person in jail, they would. They personally believe that homosexuality should be criminal...why else would they try to ban something called "Sodomy". Sodomy which is widely anything except missionary between a man and a woman--the Quaker way. Appalling is what it is. To pick and choose between what should be punishable and what not to be is crazy in its true form. There are items in their holy book that play out to say that you can't shave a certain way, you can't eat shellfish, and you can't marry a divorcee...I don't see this religious right stand so strong against all that. If they want to deny the homosexual community the right to marry, they should remove the ability to divorce if they so choose to keep the
sanctity of their marriage.