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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And justice for...

in Chinatown


Prop 8 was upheld. I wish I could say I was surprised (sadly, I'm not) but I can't say that I don't have a stomach ache now. Because I do. This is pathetic.

Fucking pathetic.

But in their infinite wisdom, our state Supreme Court judges are allowing the marriages that have already taken place to stand. How can they rule on both sides of the issue like that? It makes absolutely no sense at all.

Let's chalk another one up for the Mormon Church and fanatical religious zealots all over. I'm so disgusted right now. I just don't have anything else to say.

Go to Courage Campaign and do what you can. If other states can have equal marriage rights, why can't California?


"War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?" ~ The Value of Families


Starlene May 26, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

Down with control.

Religious zealots are no doubt familiar with biblical teachings. They should know that only "satan" tries to control things with judgment and derision.

I support all things that are kind, generous, and loving by virtue of their immediate impacts on the spirit of those affected. Attitudes and actions that engender smugness, disgust, and self-righteousness not to mention heart-break and anguish, are not kind, generous, or loving. They are judgmental, sanctimonious, and derisive.

We should be past this by now. The whole situation reeks of the dark ages and risks constant absurdity with its lack of proper perspective and logic.

Greg May 26, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

SF Appeal's Rita Hao did some analysis of the legal ruling. Did you know that it isn't against the law to put a ballot measure on the ballot that takes away someone's rights?

Even funnier: MISSISSIPPI has a clause in its constitution preventing such measures.

Yeah, that's what I thought too. That is why I'm urging EVERYONE to hit the reset button on the Constitution of California, which is beyond broken and why our budgets are so screwed up. The Courage Campaign, The Bay Area Council and others are getting together to say "EnougH" with this joke constitution. You know it's bad when the JUSTICES point out how messed up it is.

Kelly Kilmer May 26, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

I'm totally with you. So much for our so called left state...ARGH! So called liberal hippie state, I think not!

Bill Stankus May 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

Considering that California has had more than a few conservative governors and judicial appointees since the daze of Ronnie Raygun, it should be no surprise the current crop of Cal Supreme Court justices probably tows the conservative POV.

Middle Aged Woman Blogging May 26, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

How can people vote against love? There are other things to worry about on this earth... I'm feeling your pain!

namastenancy May 26, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

I was down at City Hall today with a number of my "married" friends. What a crock! The battle never ends, does it - and the line about what the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting makes me both sick and furious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brook May 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

What crap.
NC is beginning debates on this soon(I confess I don't follow any politicing that closely)
But yeah-let's fight love and it's expression rather than hunger and poverty, war and greed.

Anonymous May 26, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

It is beyond pathetic. So hard to comprehend some thought processes!

rosedale's 4 head May 26, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

i'm really surprised...i thought for sure, my second home state would prevail...everyone looks to SF for rights and freedom to express to love...i just recently apologized to the entire State of California on my blog for silly, numb-headed Texas college, young or mature women who waste water by leaving the facets in bathrooms running because they are afraid to touch the handles after they've washed their hands...like water is to last forever...i still apologize to CA...but i'm disappointed for CA lawmakers becoming turncoats on this....

...in a similar vein...Gera and I can get married til the cows come home (we have 5 years now), but it won't make a difference in the way unfortunate laws run...all i can say is keep the faith...and shame-shame on Cali!

The Pink Cowboy May 26, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

I'm boiling mad about this "decision" on the civil rights of ALL Americans, not just gays. I'm appalled at the high level of ignorance among so many people on the issue of gay marriage. It is about the right to Love freely, it is about the dignity of human beings. Are you so blind that you cannot see the injustice you are perpetrating against a singled out group of Americans? I need to breathe deeply. Hope is not gone, we shall overcome injustice and ignorance. Thank you so much tangobaby for your commitment to denounce injustice in your blog, and for letting me express my frustration on this matter.

Silliyak May 26, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

I heard what seems like a good suggestion. Have the state get out of the marriage license business. Only issue domestic partner certs and leave the marrying to churches. This accomplishes separation of church and state AND churches that don't want to marry someone won't have to.