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Murrieta, CA

Obama-Marriage - Murrieta, CA

Our country has a long history of oppression; it wasn't too long ago that people of different races couldn't marry, and that black people and women couldn't vote. How much longer is it going to take for us Americans to learn and understand that we are all equal; that we all deserve the same rights that everyone else has, no matter your race, sexuality, gender, and religious belief. I would think that we, as a nation, would be able to look back and actually see and learn from our past mistakes. How many more people do we have to belittle, oppress, and count as second class citizens before we come to the realization that we all want the same thing. Happiness. And in the end, how does it affect you? How in the world does the marriage of two men or of two woman come in contact with the foundations of your personal life? It doesn't. This is for the acknowledgement of those who are still left behind, for those who are told they can't because they are different; for those whose voices cannot be heard because they are drowned out by the bigotry, double standards, and religious involvement in politics that this country suffers from. I grew up with my grandparents, along with my sister, brother, and my mother. So much that my grandmother and grandfather were parents to me as much as my real mother and father are, despite being divorced. But the one day I will never forget is when I found out that my grandfather was racist towards black people. I cried; I couldn't believe that such a strong, protective, and loving family man, such as my grandfather, could be racist towards any race. How could someone think that a person could be defined by the color of their skin? I couldn't understand how anyone could be racist. I cried for hours that day, and I will never forget it. But one thing that I will always be proud of my grandfather is that he knew he was wrong. He was always trying to reach out and better himself, because he KNEW that his preconceived notions from his childhood were not only wrong, but disgraceful. So for those of you who are against the equalization of marriage for gays and lesbians, think of the effect it will have on your children and grandchildren. I know that despite my grandfather's bigotry, and that if he was still living today, he would be there to support me, not just because I am his grandson, but because I am gay. I know it would've been hard at first, but like his racism, he knew he would be wrong to think me any less a person than himself or anyone else, and even more wrong to think that I wouldn't deserve the same rights as any heterosexual individual. So, before you decide to vote to ban and disallow gay marriage, think about the effect you will have on your children in the future. And if you don't think before you vote, and if you do not support gay marriage, then you deserve all the ridicule you will receive, especially the ridicule from your children because THEY will be the ones who will be hurt the most by your discrimination and injustice towards others. They will be, if not more, ashamed of you than I was of my grandfather and still am. They will probably still love you, but your image will be forever stained and you will never be able to live up to the amount you potentially could have in their eyes if you would have just been fair, and unbiased towards those who different. Your discrimination is what will lead to your own downfall, it will be the source of countless tears, and when history is written, you will be the ones on the wrong side of the fence. You will be the ones who will be seen as disgraceful to our great nation's name, and the children of the future will be forever ashamed that the flag of the United States ever flown above your heads, and that you twisted the Constitution of the this great nation to suit your bigotry and malicious intent.  (May 27, 2012 | post #1)

Azusa, CA

Gay Marriage - Azusa, CA

HAHAHAHA! Is that supposed to be considered logic? What if an infertile woman marries a man? There's no procreation there... uh oh, I guess it's not a marriage then...  (Jan 19, 2012 | post #22)

Newport Beach, CA

Gay Marriage - Newport Beach, CA

Well said my friend!  (Jan 19, 2012 | post #3)

Carpinteria, CA

Gay Marriage - Carpinteria, CA

Hahahaha, "traditional marriage?" Please, define "traditional marriage." If you can.  (Jan 19, 2012 | post #2)

Lytle Creek, CA

Gay Marriage - Lytle Creek, CA

There was a reason for why founding fathers dictated within the Constitution that there must be a separation between church and state. The foundations of religion have no place in politics and never have in our country (at least for the legitimate decisions). A true American, no matter what their religion and belief, would honor the Constitution of our nation, not disregard it.  (Jan 19, 2012 | post #2)

Tehachapi, CA

Gay Marriage - Tehachapi, CA

No, one does not recruit one into a sexual orientation. But, one does and is capable of being recruited to following and believing in nonsense fairy tales to help you sleep at night, like Christianity. Also, you apparently want them to marry, but yet you oppose it, except for the fact that you want them to commit suicide afterwords... and what was that part about the human race? Did you ever realize that your logic is as adequate as your spelling? Which is to say.... not very good. Either way, it doesn't matter. Your opinion is so far-fetched from the general consensus that it will be drowned out by the country's overwhelming support for gay marriage. Have a great day! Hahahahahahahahaha hahaha  (Jan 19, 2012 | post #4)

Emerald Hills, CA

Gay Marriage - Emerald Hills, CA

Bwaaahahaahah, your oppression is what's destructive to American society! Hahahahaha, get real.  (Jan 19, 2012 | post #2)