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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Election is Over

The U.S.A. now has a black president for the first time ever in its history. This is truly a historic day. Unfortunately, it is also a historic day because in California, a proposition to ban gay marriage passed.

It saddens me to know that so many people out there have forgotten what the Jim Crow laws were all about.

As a reminder, between the 1870s and 1960s there were a set of laws that basically separated whites from other races. In 1880 a California statute passed that disallowed white and black marriages (as well as mullato and mongolian). In 1931 a California statute was passed that prohibited white and asian marriages. These laws were sickeningly racist, and almost anyone from the current day would look back at them with shame.

Yet somehow, people think it’s still okay to discriminate. This time against gay people. In our Declaration of Independance, Thomas Jefferson declared that “all men are created equal.” Though he was opposing the idea of the right of Kings to rule their subjects, we know now that he was right on many levels. We are all just human beings, regardless of our race or sexual orientation, we all deserve equal treatment under our laws.

That includes the right for gay people to get married and have the same rights as any heterosexual couple.

I can only hope that the court will overturn this proposition which could amend California’s constitution and further erode human rights. No human being deserves to be treated this way.

posted by CommanderHate at 11:13 am  

3 Comments »

  1. Спасибо!

    Comment by GDJared — November 5, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  2. I agree with the idea that any issues regarding discrimination against sexual preference will be completely moot in another 20-50 years.

    I don’t know any statistics, and I’m really just speaking from personal experience; but it seems to me that younger generations are becoming more tolerant over time – not less so. Within my personal group of friends and family, I can name exactly one person who is afraid of homosexuality and claims it is ‘wrong’ or ‘immoral.’ I have another friend who is not comfortable with it, but has no desire to ‘stop’ anyone from being homosexual or to prevent gay marriage or anything of that magnitude.

    Unfortunately, 20 to 30 years is a fairly significant amount of time for anybody alive today; and it definitely leaves room for enormous loss due to hate crimes and intolerance.

    Comment by Aaron — November 7, 2008 @ 9:13 am

  3. Well, as late as 1931 there were laws being passed that prevented inter-racial marriage. These days most people would find that sort of discrimination disgusting. It’s only a matter of time before gay rights get to that point, but I’m disappointed to find that that time isn’t now.

    Comment by CommanderHate — November 10, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

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