Monday, November 07, 2005

Vote NO on Prop. 2

Tuesday is election day in Texas, with quite a number of proposed changes to the state constitution on the ballot.

While some of the propositions are bad, the one generating the most headlines is Proposition 2, "The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage."

This brilliant piece of work not only has the support of the KKK, but because of its wording, the proposition might even invalidate traditional marriages.

But the main reason to oppose this measure is that it's wrong to forbid a certain group of people the legal protections of a civil union. All Proposition 2 would do is further restrict the freedom of consenting adults.

It doesn't threaten traditional heterosexual marriage. Heterosexuality is doing that on its own -- just look at the divorce rate.

You don't have to call it marriage, but two individuals who love each other and are willing to commit to each other morally and legally -- regardless of their sexual orientation -- deserve protection and equal rights under state law.

So please, VOTE NO on Proposition 2.


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