Monday, November 17, 2008
QUESTION OF THE DAY
While many of us are still basking in the glow of Barack's historic win, the gay and lesbian community is dealing with the aftermath of the passage of Proposition 8. Wanda Sykes has recently "come out of the closet" and said that she felt that Prop 8 was a "personal attack". Wanda and her "wife" were married last month. Melissa Etheridge has recently declared that she will not pay California any more taxes since it does not regard her as an "equal citizen". Interestingly, African-Americans overwhelmingly voted for Proposition 8. Also, another state (I believe Arkansas) has now banned same-sex partners from adopting.
What do you think about Proposition 8 and related laws? Is this an issue of civil rights? Morality? Do we have the right as Americans to prohibit others from living their lives as they choose?
Please let me know what you think.