Thank You Arizona, Arkansas, California, and Florida For Voting On Legalized Discrimination!!
I don't get political on my blog very often but I can not keep my mouth shut on what happened in Arizona, Arkansas, California, and Florida yesterday. Here it is 2008, we just voted the first Afro American president in office and yet we as a country we still discriminate on religious beliefs.
You see Arizona, California, and Florida voted to ban gay marriage yesterday. the totals are as follows:
Arizona- Yes 56% No 44%
California-Yes 52% No 48%
Florida- Yes 62% No 38%
I know the ads here in California that wanted gay marriage banned was nauseating. They used religion and children as fear factors to get people to vote for the ban. Now the truth be told I don't really care if it's called marriage or a civil union as long as gay couples can have the same rights as everyone else and become legalized partners. Let the right wing conservatives have the term MARRIAGE but let us have our CIVIL UNIONS.
Now this one really got my nickers in a up roar. The State of Arkansas banned gay couples from adopting children 57% to 43%. I don't understand when people want to adopt unwanted children that they should be denied. Why should they be banned when they want to give a child a better life outside an orphanage? Are the religious, right wing conservatives going to adopt these children? If they do will they teach them bigotry and hatred? To this one blogger, yesterday showed just exactly how far the religious right wing will go to teach discrimination against gays getting married and adopting children!!