Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Friday, October 17, 2008

My political stand, and why

I tend to shy away from political discussions- I hate the contention that is usually associated with every one's opinions. But this prop 8 thing is important. I know that opponents of prop 8 will call me a small minded, hateful, Christian freak (just from comments from other people's blogs- so sad, really) --- take away all that anti-religious stuff, take away the fact that countless studies have come to the same conclusion that the best situation for a raising a family is a mother and a father (thank you Sociology 101, and that family sociology class I had to take...). Forget the idea that it's possible for gay marriage to be taught in school (a first grade field trip already? School sponsored? Go here for the story.) I had this random thought today while thinking about Prop 8: If marriage is going to be allowed between any two people who love each other, then we are going to have to let brothers and sisters get married, fathers to daughters, mothers to sons, and those kissing cousins. As long as they love each other, right? My voting yes on this proposition is not about hating anyone- it takes a lot (A LOT) for me to get mad at anyone. This is about the definition of a social institution that has been around for ages. Is marriage only about love? If it is, then any two people can be married. (And I seriously would not be surprised if this led to litigation because someone wants to marry their dog... anything can happen here in the good ol' USA.) Just something to think about- if you are sitting on the fence, or think "What's the harm of two people who love each other getting married?" then you will also need to be comfortable with the possibilities of siblings and family members getting married. Same difference. Two people=ANY two people. And if sibling marriages are not allowed, that's not really fair, is it? Prop 8 only changes the constitution of CA to read that marriage is between one man and one woman. All the domestic partnership laws don't change. Vote yes on Prop 8 to preserve the definition of marriage that our society has accepted forever.