I Said Yes On 8, But For a Strange Reason
Now I realize that many of you will find this distasteful, but I will EXPLAIN my reasoning.
I am not a 'homofobe' and really dont care if men marry men (or women marry women) or not. From a 'governmental' point of view, it is basically a 'net zero' cost. If gays were allowed to marry, we would need MORE lawyers for their divorces. That is a 'net plus' to the economy. Their weddings are ALSO a 'net plus' to the economy.
So, where do I have a 'problem'?
2 years ago the PEOPLE of California voted on 'gay marriage'. Gay marriage 'lost'. 6 months ago the 9th Circus court wrote law from the bench AGAINST the will of the people. The 9th Circus court was going to jam 'gay marriage' down our throat no matter what the will of the people was.
I am against laws written from the 'bench'. I am against guys in Robes overturning the will of the people. We should vote out ALL the guys in the Robes. No matter your view, you should be against laws out of thin air. That is Anarchy, not democracy. And, historically speaking, the PEOPLE do get it right.
For those of you TRYING to equate 'gay marriage' to civil rights: STOP. It's not the same thing. We are not putting gays at the back of the bus or making them use different toilets, etc. CIVIL RIGHTS movement, IMHO, was MUCH more difficult.
If you WANT 'gay marriage' t pass: Don't call it gay marriage. I know of a NUMBER of people that would vote for 'civil unions'. It is basically semantics as a union is the same as a marriage. But this is from people who I knew that voted for Prop 8.