With all the division in this country the California Supreme Court has today managed to create one more divide.
18,000 couples who were married in the brief shining moment between the legalization of gay marriage and the vile vote for Prop 8 will remain married BUT ...
The California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8.
Imagine explaining to your child that his friend's parents are married but you are not and you're not allowed to.
The decision just came down a few moments ago but I have already heard some talking head from some "Christian" group belching forth about how the court had no choice but to uphold the "overwhelming" voice of the people.
Asshat - it was 52%. Get your head out of your - uh - hat - and do some 3rd grade math.
And I wonder what the vote would truly have been had the measure been clear. How many didn't get that in order to support gay marriage you had to say No to Prop 8? As a nation we're not exactly famous for our reading the fine print skills. Plus there were reports that elderly and English as a Second Language voters were intentionally misled. I experienced this phenomenon first hand during the Presidential campaign when I sat in a synagogue and listened to a rabbi tell the mostly elderly worshippers that Barack Obama was a "Muslim" who would do "all he can to undermine the safety of Israel" and "compromise the safety of Jews in America".
So says the word of God?
How many were frightened by the lies spread by groups like the Mormon Church, The Roman Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus and all those loving, caring, giving "values" oriented groups that pop up during elections like pimples on a teenager.
I can't believe this is where we still sit as a nation. As allegedly free and equal people. It is shameful and hateful, ignorant and unconstitutional.
The Courage Campaign has plans to air an ad to keep the word out. You can read more about it HERE
HRC has tons of information about the next steps and about the state of equality throughout the nation.
I had no plans to post today but this travesty demands the light of day.
I remain firm in my belief that not one of us is equal unless we are all equal. No one's rights are guaranteed unless everyone's rights are guaranteed.
It's not over ...
my post title comes from the song in this VIDEO