It's taking place (again) mere blocks from my home.
Across from City Hall, along my route to and fro.
The bigots who got their wishes to hide from the light, not unlike vampires, are arguing their case for hets-only marriage, because, here we go, "it's in the bible."
140,000 signed a petition demanding that this trial be aired. The bigot Supes said no.
Who can keep up? Prop 8 trial Tracker, for one. The revolution may not be televised, reichwing whores, but it will be blogged.
"Our side is saying that gays and lesbians have been harmed for a really long time, that there has been institutional discrimination, that they are a suspect class (meaning they should be covered by the equal protection clause). Our side is also showing that marriage will be strengthened by permitting loving same-sex couples access it, that society will be more stable with same-sex marriage and that there is no harm done at all by opening marriage to same-sex couples.
The Prop. 8 side wants to show that marriage has always (in the US) been a Christian institution between a man and a woman, that heterosexual marriage is really good for kids and that in fact homosexual marriage will “hurt” kids and will degrade the institution. Ultimately, they are trying to show that it will lead to less stability as people abandon the institution of marriage."
Actually, a new study proves that states with gay marriage bans have a higher divorce rate among heterosexuals than states which don't.
Part of my job, which keeps me from being outside, doing some shocking sort of street theatre, were I 20 years younger, is my job at the Bay Area Reporter, which includes formatting and posting staff articles giving you daily coverage, like today's events, and yesterday's.
Here, I post my opinion. Hey, NOMnuts. THIS is in the bible, too:
"But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."
So, wyncha STFU, Maggie Gallagher?
Of course, these horridly evil people are referring to the Christian bible. As one JoeMyGod commenter wrote:
"If marriage is from the Bible, somebody better tell the Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Scientologist, Sun Myung Moonies, Hare Krishnas, et al that they're not allowed to be married."
"If I was a lawyer arguing a case about contracts, and submitted as evidence ancient Norse mythology, I would be rightfully laughed out of the courtroom. Yet these people treat the Bible as if these myths actually happened or Saul of Tarsus' opinions are binding precedent with regard to American civil jurisprudence. "
This whole thing is like a soap opera whose finale got canceled and has to be decrypted via bootlegs.
It's in the bible?
Many Christians believe that dinosaurs roamed the earth during Jesus' life. You expect us to follow that crap, too?
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