Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a sad day in the golden state

i had really hoped that if, during my trip to san francisco next week, i met a lovely woman who i wanted to spend the rest of my life with, i could have a quickie marriage on the shores of the bay. but that dream was dashed when the california high court upheld the ban on same-sex marriage yesterday.

there are few issues that i see as black and white and this is one of them. i have yet to hear any argument that can even begin to convince me that two consenting adults who love one another do not have the right to marry based on their gender.

and like gloria says, anyone who believes that women's rights are not intimately linked to gay rights is sorely mistaken. any time our ability to procreate is linked to the rights we enjoy, we are taking a step back not only for gay men and women who wish to marry, but to women everywhere.

2 comments:

k said...

sigh.

i don't know what else to say about it :(

lu said...

i know. i tend to believe that one day, we will look back at this whole prop 8 thing as ridiculous as we look at the teachers being fired for being gay in the 70's.

i am going to say a little prayer for harvey milk when i arrive in sfo.