Over the last couple of weeks, I've been noticing (in the L.A. area) an increase in the number of bumper stickers & lawn signs in support of Prop 8. It really saddens me to see the number of people who are willing to publicly announce that:
- They are proud to display/declare their homophobia.
- They were brought up in a home where ignorance and close mindedness were taught.
- They are continuing this sick cycle in their own homes & with their own children.
- They truly don't understand how wrong the idea is to take away someone's fundamental rights, based on their sexual orientation.
Their "battle cry" really turns my stomach:
"Restoring Marriage & Protecting Children"
The first part of that is misleading...the institution of "marriage" has not collapsed...hetero couples can still get married... how have any of the same-sex marriages that have already happened affected anyone negatively?
What supporters of Prop 8 really mean is restoring the definition of what marriage used to be in California ...well, what's next: "Restoring Segregation"? Discrimination is discrimination....and protecting children from what? from the truth? from the fact that , YES, there are gay people in this world that do fall in love and wish to marry each other? Are we all living in Iran?
I am simply embarrassed by those who support Prop 8...We live in a country that is considered to be a world power...yet we still have a large population of primitive thinking individuals who believe that there is nothing wrong with discrimination.
Vote No on Prop 8 !