from what i understand the proposition system is a way for the state residents to vote on amendments to the state constitution. (correct me if i'm wrong)
interesting, isn't it? i do not know enough to speculate on the effectivity of such a system so i will just go by what i've seen.
as i've said, infomercials for the pros and cons of a particular proposition abound, sometimes one on top of the other. however, one particular proposition seems to have gone beyond the idiot box.
of all the proposition infomercials i've seen, only one particular proposition seems to have urged people to take to the streets. or at least it is the only one i have witnessed.
proposition 8. a proposition that would insert the following words into california's constitution:
Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
whoa. this after that big do over ellen and portia's wedding (o di ba close kami).
a vote of yes would include that proposition. a vote of no would junk it.
the infomercials on voting yes put emphasis on the negative effect of same-sex marriages on children, and on the concept of traditional marriage.
the no camp's infomercials say, however, that getting married is a fundamental right that should not be restricted, regardless of who you want to marry.
my nephew kevin asked me what i thought.
i don't know if i should even go down the fundamental rights road, or the traditional marriage route. i probably wouldn't be able to come to a decent conclusion based on those arguments. any logical mind would be able to make a convincing play for either one.
i can't make a conclusion based on logic. but i do know that i've known same sex couples practically all my life, and some of them have married.
they are no different than straight couples, they have the same joys, woes, and concerns as regular people. they love just as much, and hurt just as much. and they have the right to live their lives and pursue happiness.
put yourself in their shoes. how would you feel?
if i were to vote here (thankfully not), i'd vote no. but that's me.
so, there's my two cents' worth.