Nov 5, 2008
YES WE CAN
To Rudy Giuliani who attacked, with utter condescendence, Barack Obama's service as a community organizer I have only one thing to say: OBAMA PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
"In a society that claims to offer religious freedom, the use of the power of the state to enforce private religious sensibilities is an affront to all who would claim the right to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience."
While exulting in Barack Obama's victory I can't help but feel sorry about the vast amount of people who voted yes on California's propostion 8. My joy is tainted by the idea that people exercise their right to vote to discriminate against others. It is not a matter of "sanctity of marriage", it is one of equality. Religious beliefs taking precedence over rational thinking leads to unreasonable choices that harm and divide instead of nurture and unite.
"We cannot accept the view that Amendment 2's prohibition on specific legal protections does no more than deprive homosexuals of special rights. To the contrary, the amendment imposes a special disability on those persons alone. Homosexuals are forbidden the safeguards that others enjoy or may seek without constraint."
-Justice Anthony Kennedy