November 06, 2008

And then the bubble burst...apparently people are not equal after all.

Just when you think people are doing the right thing, just when you think we are moving ahead in this world... that's when you read an article about Prop8. Prop8 wanted to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that granted gay couples the right to wed in California. And they did it.
Also in other states in the US people voted YES on the ban for gay marriage.
Unbelievable. In the first place this is not about marriage, this is not even about gay people, this is about equality! Apparently there are a lot of people out there who feel that straight people should have more rights than gay people. I got quite sad and angry when I read this and most of all disappointed. Hopefully they can turn this around again.
Someone explain to me why people get bothered by two people getting married because they love eachother, cause I don't understand. According to me this is just plain discrimination.

I'm inviting all the gay people who did get married or want to get married to Belgium. Yes we have gay marriage and adoption. Here it doesn't matter if you are gay or straight and for that I'm proud to be Belgian.


red said...

The optimism at Obama's election here in L.A. has been tainted by the passing of Prop 8. I'm baffled as to why people would vote for the elimination of a right. Bloody hell.

*Belgian said...

I don't get it either... it's good to see that so many people are protesting though. Maybe some judge will do the right thing.