State legislators voted on Tuesday to allow same-sex marriage in California, but the governor said the decision flew in the face of public opinion.
Five years ago Californians backed a proposition opposing the recognition of gay marriages in other states.
On June 12th, 1967, interracial couples became legal thanks to the Supreme Court decision entitled Loving v. Virginia. Before that date, states had the right to separate and punish interracial couples. These punishments included imprisonment of up to ten years. Violations included marriage, sex, and living together. This issue is a part of the civil rights movement that is too often forgotten. On June 12th of every year, celebrate your legal right to love a person of any race.
Well, as long as their genitals don't look like yours. Trying to hide behind "public opinion" while flying in the face of equal rights for all Californians is pandering, unconscionable, and shows a complete lack of vision and ethics.
Courtesy of Josh:
Please call the California Governor's office to support same-sex marriage!
Press 5 to voice your opinion on a current hot issue
then Press 2 for gender-neutral marriage
Then press the corresponding button to Support—I think it's 1, but listen to make sure
Now, put this on your blog!
If you want, you can email the Gov at http://www.govmail.ca.gov/