What’s the deal with Prop 2?

There is quite the buzz going around about the Proposition 2 vote. Being that I

3 Comments so far

  1. adam (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 10:55 pm

    This issue with Prop 2 is not simply defining marriage in the eyes of the law. The real issue behind this proposed amendment is discrimination. Putting it in such reductionist terms would be like saying that the integration of blacks and whites was about everyone being able to drink from the same water fountain. If Prop 2 passes then it will be WRITTEN in the state constitution that same sex marriages are not permitted. This is de facto discrimination, not any different from the Jim Crow laws of years ago.

    You also need to know that this measure could put at stake the domestic partner benefits offered by the city of Dallas and Austin. It could also undermine arrangements that many same sex couples have made for power of attorney. The state already has laws saying that gay marriage cannot be recognized and therefore this amendment would be redundant nonsense; a proverbial bone for the religious base.

    I think in light of the recent passing of Rosa Parks it would be a TRAVESTY to allow such a measure to pass. It would certainly be an indication that the spirit of the civil rights movement just may have died with Rosa Parks.

    Civil Marriage is a Civil Right! No Nonsense in November VOTE NO AGAINST PROP 2!!! Prop 2 Information

  2. Jim (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 10:04 am

    What the hell is the “sanctity” of a “one man, one woman” marriage all about anyway? The divorce rate is over 60% in America! I would say that the “sanctity” has been sullied by married (and then divorced) people within a inch of its’ life. Give me a break.
    Let’s say i’m a single gay guy in my early twenties and I have 9 straight guy friends. At age 25, hypothetically, all ten of us find our “soul mates”, fall in love and begin a committed relationship in hopes of spending the rest of our lives together. Each relationship is as committed and valuable as the other.
    —Fast forward three years. All nine of my friends have been able to express their commitment legally, thereby providing the foundation for their future together. Not just a commitment to each other; a commitment before law, God and family.
    I on the other hand do not have that ability, even though my relationship is no less valuable than theirs.
    This is pure and simple discrimination. I know gay couples who have been in a committed relationships for 30, 40, 50 years – yet they do not rate the same level of legal benefits that a straight couple married for a month do.
    Why should we as Americans have to jump through hoops to “cover our asses” legally? Or does the guarantee of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness only apply to heterosexuals?

  3. Carla (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:38 am

    Well, sadly enough….Proposition 2 “won”. I just hope people don’t think that because “they” got what they wanted, there won’t be any gay people. You might stop same-sex marriages in Texas, but you’ll never stop two same-sex people from loving and being in love with each other. EVER!

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