No on Proposition 8 rally attracts crowd Elections, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Nov 20, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Several hundred opponents of Proposition 8 rallied outside Mountain View City Hall Saturday, many dressed up as brides and carrying signs against the ban on same-sex marriage. They cheered on speakers and waved signs reading, "Will your marriage be next" and "love does not discriminate," before spontaneously marching up and down Castro Street.
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Posted by Randall Flagg, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm
Hey, "traditional marriage" according to the Bible includes marrying your sister-in-law, having multiple wives, and selling your daughter into slavery. Of course, the Bible also features a talking snake and routine child sacrifice, so maybe we ought to stick with Dianetics or the Church Of The Subgenius.
Posted by Nick, a resident of another community, on Nov 22, 2008 at 12:11 am
Glad to see the public turning out in support of gay marriage. How can a reasonable person take the Bible as a guide for all customs? There are plenty of practices in the Bible that would get you arrested today. Things change. Not too long ago you could not marry a person of another race and housing agreements excluded people of certain races. If you want to support marriage do something practical and get out and work for an increase in the minimum wage or for universal health care. Leave the gay community alone. I am not gay but consider it none of my business whom consenting adults marry.
Posted by Justice, a resident of another community, on Nov 22, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Years from now, the Yes on 8 people will be embarrassed to have tried to stop civil rights for gays. It is just a matter of top. Prop 8 will be found invalid by the CA Supreme Court. If not this go round, then the next.
Thank you, Raging Grannies, for organizing the demo.
Posted by an american, a resident of another community, on Nov 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm
"You all sound crazy. I cant read this crap. The Voice is off my coffee table and into the trash."
Julie, I am sorry you are so offended by people exercising their rights. I suppose you would prefer to live somewhere where the people silently accept the dictates of religious law, instead of standing up for freedom.
Posted by You go girls, a resident of another community, on Nov 23, 2008 at 6:06 pm
I'm all for the Grannies and I'm for Proposition 8. Assertions that this is about taking away civil rights are empty at best. So many marriages have been considered religious for centuries that it is impossible to simply remove religion out of marriage. Revise all the laws pertaining to marriage so that all marriages are civil unions, but not all civil unions are marriages.
Posted by Disagree, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Feb 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm
"So many marriages have been considered religious for centuries that it is impossible to simply remove religion out of marriage. Revise all the laws pertaining to marriage so that all marriages are civil unions, but not all civil unions are marriages."
Civil marriage is already separate from religious marriage. Churches alone cannot legally marry a couple, you need to get a marriage license from city hall before you get married in the church. No one says churches need to perform a marriage ceremony for anyone -- divorced Catholics know this, they can't get married by a priest unless they get their marriages annulled first (and the first step to a Catholic annulment is a legal divorce--the civil part). But divorced Catholics can get married by a justice of the peace and it's exactly the same, legally, as if they got the licence and had a priest perform the ceremony. So why should it be different for gays?