I'm not an extremely political person. In fact, I'm relatively ignorant (and ashamed to be) about most political topics. I mean, I listen to NPR in the car, scan CNN's headlines, and check the AP newswire several times a day, just to stay abreast of the news. But I'm not so big into politics.
With one big exception: social issues.
Human rights, civil rights, gender equality, abortion...the list goes on.
pro-choice (which does NOT mean I'm pro-abortion)
pro-polygamy (between consenting adults)
pro-equal wages, support, and benefits for both men and women
pro-equal wages, support, and benefits for everyone of every race
You probably know where I'm going with this. California. I'll just say that I'm very, very sad about the court's decision.
Not allowing same-sex marriage is discrimination. Pure and simple.
Not everyone in our country is religious, or a Christian. Our country should not run by some peoples' interpretations of the Christian bible's words. Period. (And yes, I know there are a LOT of Christian churches and people who do believe in same-sex marriage.)
While I'm grateful that the court did decide to uphold the some 18,000 marriages that were conducted during California's brief period of legalized same-sex marriage, if you think about it, all this does is add another "class" of people in California.
There are opposite-sex couples who are married with full marriage benefits.
There are same-sex couples who are married with full marriage benefits.
There are same-sex couples who want to get married with full marriage benefits, but can't.
It's just unfair.