For all the scaremongering "defense of marriage" language used by supporters of Proposition 8, the passage of this silly measure actually dealt the institution a severe blow. What had been a right is now only a privilege -- a privilege that the state is free to withhold as it sees fit. Yielding that kind of power to the state is not the sort of thing that a free people ought to be doing if they wish to remain a free people.
12 November 2008
California's Proposition 8: bad for straight marriage, too
On Slacktivist, lefty evangelical Fred Clark reams the State of California for "un-Californian" behavior and makes a very important point about recently-passed anti-gay-marriage ballot measure Proposition 8: