Myths, Facts, FAQ about Prop 8

Here is a great list of frequently asked questions and the answers about Prop 8.  You can see the whole document.  I found the following two points to be good.

What does a YES vote on Proposition 8 mean?
Voting YES on Proposition 8 does 3 simple things:
It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of California voters already approved and human history has understood marriage to be.
It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court judges who ignored the will of the people.
It protects our children from being taught in public schools that “same-sex marriage” is the same as traditional marriage.
What does a NO vote on Proposition 8 mean?
If Proposition 8 is defeated, the sanctity of marriage will be destroyed and its powerful influence on the betterment of society will be lost. The defeat of Prop. 8 would result in the very meaning of marriage being transformed into nothing more than a contractual relationship between adults. No longer will the interests of children and families even be a consideration. We will no longer celebrate marriage as a union of husband and wife, but rather a relationship between ‘Party A’ and ‘Party B.’ The marriage of a man and a woman has been at the heart of society since the beginning of time. It promotes the ideal opportunity for children to be raised by a mother and father in a family held together by the
legal, communal and spiritual bonds of marriage. And while divorce and death too frequently disrupt the ideal, as a society we should put the best interests of children first, and that is traditional marriage. Voting No on Proposition 8 would destroy marriage as we know it and cause profound harm to society.

The same web site also has a list of  myths about prop 8.  I find the following two facts to be the most interesting:

Proposition 8 does not discriminate against gays or take away any rights.

If gay marriage advocates want to change the definition of marriage, they should have to put a ballot measure before the voters to do so. This has never happened. Instead, they have gone behind the backs of voters and convinced four activist judges in San Francisco to redefine marriage for all of society. That is the wrong approach.

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4 Comments

  1. Matt A. said

    Proposition 8 does not discriminate against gays or take away any rights.

    Yes it does. For goodness sake, Prop 8’s title is “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry”.

  2. busywithconviction said

    In the state of California, same-sex couples already have rights and benefits as domestic partners. The passage of Prop 8 will not change that.

  3. Matt A. said

    So? Prop 8, by design, eliminates the right of same-sex couples to marry.

    Seriously, it’s right there in the name.

  4. busywithconviction said

    Matt A.

    Why is the title of marriage so important to you in a same-sex relationship? What do you gain from it that you wouldn’t gain from a civil union?

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