Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This is a superb article by Andrew Sullivan that you'll want to read.

Notice, in regard to the California Supreme Court decision: "The individual citizen posited by the court is defined as prior to his or her sexual orientation. He or she exists as a person before he or she exists as straight or gay. And the right under discussion is defined as 'the opportunity of an individual' to choose another 'person' to 'establish a family' in which reproduction and children are not necessary. And so the distinction between gay and straight is essentially abolished."

The rights of an individual are inalienable, and all other characteristics are incidental to the acquisition of those rights, including the right to marry!

Hammering home this insight to voters prior to their voting on Proposition 8 should go a long way to reinforcing the inherent dignity of all people and, to deny Gay people the fundamental right to marry, puts all of our rights in jeopardy, and diminishes the value of each and every human being!
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Chino Blanco said...

This Thursday, August 14th, from 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. at 2020 Main Street, Irvine, California:

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Right-Wing Consultants NO to Prop 8!

And, Jerry, your site rocks.

Keep up the good fight!

Jerry Maneker said...

Thanks so much, Chino. That means a lot to me.