Stop the Hate, No on Prop 8!

I must admit that the tables all over campus in support of Proposition 8 drive me nuts. For those of you that don't know, Proposition 8 is proposition for a constitutional amendment in California that would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. It would provide that only a marriage between a man and a woman would be valid or recognized in California.

Not that I am a resident of California, and thus cannot vote on the above stated issue, I cannot understand how anyone in good conscience could willingly support and vote for something that would take away someone's civil rights.

The Vote No on Prop 8 website says this: It’s not the government’s place to tell couples who have been together for years whether or not they are allowed to marry. In California, we let people decide what is best for themselves – without government interference. Eliminating fundamental rights for same-sex couples treats them differently under the law – AND THAT’S WRONG. Vote No on 8.

Domestic Partnerships are NOT the same as marriage. Domestic partnerships are just legal documents. They don’t provide the same dignity, respect, and commitment as a marriage. In a marriage, a paramedic doesn’t tell you that you cannot get into an ambulance with your spouse. Married couples can automatically make life or death decisions for each other in these crisis situations, no questions asked. Vote No on 8

Regardless of how you feel about this issue, it’s wrong to eliminate the fundamental rights of fellow Californians – and hurt our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members. THAT’S WRONG.

There is at least one site that I know of that comes from an LDS view point sharing why people should not vote for Proposition 8. It's called Mormons for Marriage.

I loved the post Caitlin made on her blog, opposing Prop 8, and explaining why she thinks that supporting the proposition hurts the church, and I whole-heartedly agree.

I realize that it is unpopular in the church to speak out against this, especially here at BYU, but I am. VOTE NO!

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