Monday, 23 February 2009

Arranged marriage? How about some arranged divorce..


"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

A quickie on a Monday morning before class.. Exams are but a week away and I'm in a slight panic. No more blogging this week from me.. Yeah right.

At any rate. As you probably know, CA voted last November to limit the definition of marriage to heterosexual couples, thereby outlawing gay marriages.

According to the Californian constitution, all these kinds of decisions are implemented immediately, and one can no longer get married there unless one has the right mix of genitals in the couple. There is also danger that the conservative wing will press to have gay marriages annulled which were started while they were still allowed.

I have lived in S. CA and seen how incredibly conservative they are there compared to further north in the states (like, say SF), but I was still negatively surprised by this outcome.

According to Wikipedia, the campaign for and against Proposition 8, the amendment in question, gathered $39.9m and $43.3million respectively, making them the most expensive campaign of the election apart from those of the actual presidential candidates.

I won't go into the arguments of either side, as I'm sure you can imagine for yourself.

Of course, being in the US, people have not just shrugged and allowed themselves to be forcibly divorced. The courts are working on three pleas to have Proposition 8 anulled, though they refused to postpone its implementation. The hearings will take place on 5 March.

Which is after my exam. Eeeek!!!

Meanwhile, cross your fingers for me and the gay couples, watch this video and be touched. And of course, if you are in the US, sign the petition at Courage Campaign.

7 comments:

  1. Well usually I end up on the wrong side of this issue here in blogville. Though I am not opposed to whoever doing whatever as long as it doesn't cost me money, I am for allowing the people to decide. If we let the courts decide then what kind of democracy do we have really? Personally I could care less if men marry men or women marry women or men marry footballs, culvert pipes, fence posts or whatever.
    So there is my take. If the people voted then so be it, when the courts start writing laws then we will get FUBAR, remember Bush placed a huge amount of these judges, who wants them deciding what is law?

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  2. Oh yeah! Good luck on your test!

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  3. Yeh, I hear that about courts not deciding.. But I don't think a law should be able to have retroactive effect like that.. If they've been allowed to marry then that's it I think.

    Although clearly I am biased, because I am for gay marriage and think that sometimes, sadly, the masses don't know what's best for them. Roll on communism, I say ;o)

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  4. ..and thanks! It's not till next week, but J was just quizzing me and it went OK so..

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  5. I can be for the not being retroactive. That is fair. Then though you have to recall that the slave laws were retro-active!!! That freed slaves that were slaves under the law. Anyway, I sure don't want some judges to write the laws thats why the checks and balances are in place. The people will allow it I think next time they vote on it, some outrageous number of blacks voted against allowing gay marriage like 80% of something, since they usually vote Dem. the pro gay marriage vote didn't attack that demographic but they surely will next time I'm sure.

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  6. I see that, but surely slavery could actually be arguedto be counterconstitutional, in that all men are created equal and that, and therefore is I guess a bit of a special case. Hence you could only argue against it on the basis that non-whites are not "men". Which probably would become unviable as science progresses..

    Though I seem to remember the US constitution also says something about being free to pursue happiness, so maybe marriage should not be able to be outlawed either! To the extent that being married means being happy, obviously. Hehe.

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