Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Some Info on Proposition 8

Here are the answers to a couple of questions about Proposition 8 - Protect Marriage. You can see that it does nothing to diminish the rights of Gays in any way, it only serves to protect the sacred institution of Marriage as remaining between a man and a woman as god ordained it to be. I encourage every good citizen to get out and VOTE, every vote counts! Make sure your friends also go...This is too important to stand idly by. If you can't vote then you can still voluteer to help at www.protectmarriage.com . I also know they can use more funding for signs and ads so if you can donate please do it. I know that our church has encouraged us to support this cause in every way possible.

There are people attacking the very foundations of Family and Marriage. We cannot let the minority determing the Morals of our nation. It is our duty to do as much as possible to stop them and Vote YES on Proposition 8!


MYTH: Proposition 8 enshrines discrimination in our Constitution.

FACT: Proposition 8 does not discriminate against gays; it simply restores the meaning of marriage and protects it as an essential institution that has benefited mankind since the beginning of time. Every culture in the world understands that marriage is between a man and a woman. Californians from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds, whether religious or not, agree that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Proposition 8 does not take away any rights from gay and lesbian domestic partners. Gays and lesbians in California can already enjoy all the legal rights and benefits of marriage.

The California Family Code says, "domestic partners shall have all the rights, protections and benefits" of married spouses. There are NO exceptions to this. Proposition 8 will not change that.

MYTH: Allowing gay couples to legally marry does not affect anyone else.

FACT: The narrow decision of the State Supreme Court effectively renders all civil marriage meaningless and will result in tremendous confusion for children.

The state Education Code (§51890) requires that teachers instruct children as young as kindergartners about marriage. If the gay marriage ruling becomes permanent, teachers will have little choice but to teach young children there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage.

We should not accept a court decision that results in public school teachers teaching our kids that gay marriage is acceptable. That is an issue for parents to discuss with their children according to their own values and beliefs. It should not be forced on us against our will.

2 comments:

Agnes said...

Hey Sarah!
I LOVE the new blog layout! All colors I would use in my home! I was just reading some of your other posts and I know the feeling of the "first born" going to school...it's crazy and a little scary. I feel like they were just born. I hope you're doing great :)

Mary Karlee said...

Way to go Sarah! You tell 'em!