The ruling yesterday on Prop 8 by Judge Vaughn Walker was a weak ruling based on the feelings of a protected class of people. Simple fact. Look at the text of the plaintiff’s statements below, it is indisputable.
And I want the discrimination we are feeling
with Proposition 8 to end and for a more positive, joyful part of our lives to * * * begin.”)Plaintiff [Perry]
The difference between domestic partnerships and marriage is much more than simply a word. “[J]ust the fact that we’re here today suggests that this is more than just a word * * * clearly, [there is] a great deal of strong feeling and emotion about the difference…] Tr 2044:20-2045:22 Herek
Tr 170:12-171:14 (Stier: To Stier, domestic partnership feels like a legal agreement between two parties that spells out responsibilities and duties. Nothing about domestic partnership indicates the love and commitment that are inherent in marriage, and for Stier and Perry, “it doesn’t have anything to do * * * with the nature of our relationship and the type of enduring relationship we want it to be. It’s just a legal document.”)
Tr 154:20-23. Stier explained that marrying
Perry would make them feel included “in the social fabric.”
Katami and Stier testified about the effect Proposition 8 campaign advertisements had on their well-being. Katami explained that he was angry and upset at the idea that children needed to be protected from him. After watching a Proposition 8 campaign message, PX0401 (Video, Tony Perkins, Miles McPherson, and Ron Prentice Asking for Support of Proposition 8), Katami stated that “it just demeans you. It just makes you feel like people are putting efforts into discriminating against you.” Tr 108:14-16.
The ruling, below is a jumping off point for various scenarios that will ultimately destroy the fabric of America.
Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.
No longer a nation of the people, by the people but a group of genderless people ruled by injured feelings of a few who will remain protected by a “living, breathing document” not bound by 234 years of morality. YOU cannot have an opinion or a moral principal if it conflicts with someone else’s.
The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex
Never mind that gay marriage fails to advance the broad base of Christianity the country was founded on. Never mind that the advancement of social fabric, community, stable homes with complementary parenting is gone.
Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.
Except that the relationships do little to further the advancement of community and no matter how they knock boots, procreation will not take place without a third party
Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples As they are, in every way.
The slippery slope has begun with this decision, and it is we that will be declining, fast from this decision. What will happen to universities or charities that are based on Biblical values? Will they be disbanded; will they be prevented from participating in their normal activities because of their stated Biblical moral and ethical views? Will they lose funding from state or local governments, if they receive any because of the same?
Then there is the issue of of groups like the YMCA or YWCA, Boy Scouts, private Christian schools and the likes that form based on common, shared Biblical beliefs. Are they all targets now for discrimination against gays and lesbians? Maybe those were bad examples: in the case of the YMCA I do think they are dropping the “C” anyway; the YWCA is headed up by feminists, lesbians and has gone from instilling Christian beliefs in young women and helping to inspire and mentor them to churning out feminazis who are empowered and rail for social justice. Nice. The Boy Scouts have been under fire for a long time for refusing to allow gays. Remember when they used to describe themselves as having good moral turpitude? This ruling kills that.
I have questions about what will now happen to churches, synagogues and places of worship that teach Biblical truths. Will they now be sued for their discriminatory teachings? Will pastor be sued for civil rights violations? If the people of the land cannot decide what is morally and ethically out of bounds, then why should the courts be able to proscribe it for us? After all, this decision could very well mean that what you teach at home could be questioned and could be used to decide if your kids are being raised well. Maybe, they could be wrested from you based on whether you are teaching them something so sinister as Biblical truths. This is, and will be used to dictate custody hearings in family court. Look at these headlines and tell me I am wrong:
Lesbians to sue Church for Discrimination
And lastly there is the pesky little DADT in the military controversy. Will we now turn from defending our nation to suing its members who are opposed to having gays in the foxhole with them? You know that will lead to dwindling numbers, low moral and little to no volunteers, and the last time I checked the last time a homosexual military won any wars, they wore togas and ran in the original Olympics. Sure the uniforms will be great, but can they fight?
This ruling will be appealed, and it will go to the Supreme Court that, with the addition of Kagan, will ensure a 5-4 liberal victory for gays and lesbians. And as history has proven time and time again, when liberals win, we all lose. Look for the ratification of CEDAW to be right behind the SCOTUS ruling on this.