Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Open Letter to Fellow Californians: NO on Prop 8

My husband and I have written an open letter to our fellow California citizens, urging them to vote NO on Prop 8. In it, we explain what marriage means to us, what legal recognition of our marriage means to us, and what legal recognition of our marriage means to others.

If you find our letter helpful in thinking about this issue, we hope that you will talk about it with your friends and family, and send them the link to our letter.

We realize that you, our fellow Californians, are a diverse crowd with many different points of view. We've tried to explain our viewpoint in this letter, but we couldn't address every possible moral, religious, political and philosophical perspective. If you have questions, comments, or would like to discuss this further, we welcome respectful dialog with our fellow citizens. Please feel free to add your comments here on this blogpost.


Hal Stern said...

I'm not Californian but I'm proud to count myself among your friends. You don't need legal status to enjoy the good times in a marriage - nothing prevents you from going on vacation, starting a family, having quiet dinners. The truest test of marriage is what happens when the bad times come - health, money, and legal issues. Proposition 8 would DENY legal status to couples trying to deal with the bad times - why legislate
such basic, human caring?

Chaiwat said...

Call it what you want, but it is still two men having sex with each other, and that is immoral and shows a lack of self control. Homosexual men seem to always identify and base their whole life around their sexual activity. Gay marriage is nothing more than homosexuals trying to force acceptance of their perverse sexual activity on society. And Homosexual activity is a choice of free will to do, just like any other sin such as alcoholism, pedeophilispm, pornography, committing adultery, lying, stealing, etc.. One chooses what actions they take in life. Do the right thing, or do the wrong thing. Many who commit adultery or other sexual sins will try to justify it also by saying they can not help themselves and they are born that way. But one has a choice.

Tom Chatt said...

Mr. Chaiwat, I don't think you understand gay people very well, nor have you really tried to imagine what it is like to walk in our shoes. I encourage you to read this blog post where I discuss the moral dimensions of the choices I have made in my life.