Editor, Daily Nexus,
I voted “Yes” on Prop 8. Sue me. By proclaiming my vote, you’d think I’d just thrown a newspaper in a trash can instead of a recycling container, based on the reaction of others here at UCSB. Crazy, I know. My vote was not based on any religious beliefs. Section 297.5 of the California Family Code is why I voted “Yes” on Prop 8. It states, “Registered domestic partners shall have the same rights, protections and benefits, and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations and duties under law, whether they derive from statuses, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon spouses.”
You people got your ideal president-elect, yet you are still pissing and moaning. Has it ever occurred to you that Sen. Obama and Sen. Biden oppose gay marriage? We let four San Francisco judges overrule 61 percent of California voters in 2000. This was an assertion of political power, not democracy. California voters spoke again in 2008 and you people still won’t shut up. What’s it going to take, free rainbow wristbands and a latte on the go?
If this was really about “equality for all,” why not fight for the right of individuals to marry multiple spouses? Why not fight for the rights of adults to marry minors? Why not fight for the right of freaks to marry their pet cats?
This isn’t about equality; it’s about wanting to let the whole world know that you are a homosexual. I support civil unions. I don’t support re-defining the term “marriage.” You can denounce me or call me a bigot, but just remember that I don’t give a tinker’s damn. I stand behind my vote.