Do we have the heart, or the right, to change the constitution with a simple majority vote?

 

Every day I post something about Prop 8, urging people to vote No.  I thought I was more educated on this issue than most people.  This video opened even my eyes.

No matter how you frame this issue – be it as one of civil rights, moral, legal, constitutional, religious, spiritual or social justice – passing Prop 8 is wrong.  It’s immoral, unconstitutional, unfair and in every other way wrong.

Everyone has the right to marry.  On Death Row, even Scott Peterson, has the right to marry.  Same sex couples HAVE the right to marry.  Why take it away?  Why are our rights less important than Scott Peterson’s?

In the legislature it takes a two thirds majority to change the constitution, but you’d be willing to let a simple majority change it in a vote?  Your rights might be next.

Straight people, heterosexuals, this is for you.  I don’t want to beg for your vote.  I shouldn’t have to beg for your vote – but we need it.  We need the majority to speak up and stand up for justice.  We need those of you with the right and the privilege to marry to protect our existing right to marry.   Vote No on Prop 8.

Please watch Rev. Deborah L. Johnson speak on the issue of same sex marriage, and Vote No on 8:

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One Response to Do we have the heart, or the right, to change the constitution with a simple majority vote?

  1. keltic says:

    You’ve made an excellent point with this post. Rev. Deborah Johnson is right on in her statements about prop 8. thanks for sharing this one!

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