Posted by jrd_x on 5/15/2012 11:07:00 AM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/15/2012 11:05:00 AM (view original):Exactly. But those rights apply equally to everyone.
I could probably argue that you don't have any rights until the government says you have them.
I have the "right" to vote. If I meet certain guidelines.
I have the "right" to drive. If I meet certain guidelines.
I have the "right" to drink. If I meet certain guidelines.
I have the "right" to get married. If I meet certain guidelines.
Weird ****, huh?
If the majority passes a law to take away the right to vote from just black people or just gays or just women, that wouldn't be OK. Even if the law passed by majority vote.
Prop 8 took away the right for EVERYBODY in California to participate in same-sex marriage. Not just gay folk.
So before Prop 8, Joe Straightguy from Fresno, a heterosexual male, had the right
to marry his BFF from high school, Chuck Chicknailer, if he wanted to. Prop 8 took that away from him, just as much as it did from all the gay couples in CA.