Schwarzenegger promised to veto another bill aimed at legalizing gay marriage in California. The popular vote shows that the people of the California do not want this bill to pass. The following is an excerpt from an AP article:
Geoffrey Kors, executive of the gay rights lobbying group Equality California, said Friday that he hoped Schwarzenegger would take the time to meet with gay and lesbian couples before promising another veto.
"How would the governor feel if his right to marry First Lady Maria Shriver had been put to a popular vote?" Kors said.
Why do people just expect that if you are not a proponent of gay marriage than you don't know any gay couples or are a homophobic? Maybe the reason people don't want gays to marry has more to do with the gays we know than the ones we don't. I'll admit I've only known four gay couples (only one of which is still together but I guess if you count the number of relationships there are 7 gay couples that I know or have known). There is only 1 that didn't have some kind of substance abuse issue and/or domestic violence issue. The couple that have been together so long? They don't care if they get married or not. Besides, single heterosexual couples aren't lobbying for being recognized as married - they choose not to be. Why do you need a bunch of idiots that don't even know you to give you the right to be called 'married'? Don't you see that it really doesn't matter all that much?
On the other hand, why do we even reject gay marriage? Our married people don't care much more about their marriage than the couples that cohabitate. The rate of divorce is climbing as well as the rate of co-habitation. Why have 'marriage' as a legally binding contract. Let's just abolish marriage altogether as a legal institution and put it back in the religious realm where it sprouted from. There is little or no benefit to Jesus for us to fight this way. Does it really matter? Please tell me why.