Monday, November 10, 2008

The truth about Prop. 8

As you might now, since it was widely publicized wordwide, Californians voted for his constitution to have an amendment and keep marriage between a man and a woman.

The title they are looking to add to Californians constitution is this:
"Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
Californians have voted twice for the same issue. "For eight years, California’s 2000 ballot initiative Proposition 22 prevented California from recognizing same-sex marriages. Voters adopted the measure on March 7, 2000 with 61.4% approval and 38.6% against. (...) On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court struck down this initiative and related California law in a 4-3 decision, giving same-sex couples the right to marry". Source.

There were a lot of legal problems with this proposition, and it was label as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of California, on May 15, 2008. After that date, a lot of gay couples rushed to get married so they could have their marriage license. Among them, Rosie O'Donell and George Takei, "Sulu" from Star Trek.

The problem with this ruling is that it leaves the majority of Californians who approved this measure without any say on this matter. So the Judiciary branch imposes itself on top of the legislative one. What's up with that?

Then, on this past elections, Californians tackle the issue again, this time passing a prop for an amendment to the California Constitution.

The measure is not welcome by non informed California voters who were against this prop because they claim they don't have equality.

There has been some protests, a lot of internet heat between the liberal (because
70% of Blacks voted FOR Prop 8) and against the Mormon specifically, also here, dunno why.

Yes, the people united voted FOR prop. 8. That's usually the way it works on a democracy. By the way they are behaving they look more than
intolerant fascist than people raised in democracy. What are they gonna do now? What is funny about all this insanity, is that any voter who wants to get into the issue a little bit in deep, can do a little internet info search and realize that this is not about marriage equality, since we have The California Family Code, sec 297 and 297.5, who cannot be more clear about this matter:

297.(a) Domestic partners are two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of
mutual caring.
(b)A domestic partnership shall be established in California when
both persons file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the
Secretary of State pursuant to this division, and, at the time of
filing, all of the following requirements are met:
(A) Both persons are members of the same sex.

297.5.(a) Registered domestic partners shall have the same rights, protections, and benefits, and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under law, whether they derive from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law, or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon spouses.
(...) Source.

Sooo... guess what? Lesbian and guy couples already have the same spouse status as married people if they file under domestic partnership.

So, what this is all about? Hmmm... Am I missing something in here? Please let me know.

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