Now, the majority of white people are appalled when they look back at the blatant discrimination. We think, "How unfair! I can't believe they discriminated against people based on the color of their skin."
And yet here we are, in 2008, and we are once again discriminating against an entire group of people. Gay people who are eager to formalize their commitments to each other are told by most states that it's illegal. And we have to be honest. Marriage is more than a formalized commitment between individuals. It comes with many rights and benefits, ranging from
hospital visitation to taxes to inheritance.
The otherwise lovely and progressive California is now threatening to pass Proposition 8, which would amend the state constitution to read: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
I honestly cannot understand any argument against the legalization of same-sex marriage. It's an issue of equal human rights.
Brad Pitt just donated $100,000 to help oppose the ban. If you, too, are interested in donating, visit the Vote No on Prop 8 website.
Also, there's an option to set up a wedding registry, so your guests could also donate money to support the equal marriage cause.
I'm glad the tide is rolling in. I'm just waiting for it to sweep the country.