California's Marriage WoesSo, a group called VoteYesMarriage.com is now suing California's Attorney General because they believe he has summarized their petition to ban gay marriage unfairly. Read what they had to say here.
I personally think he did a good job of saying what the petition will actually do, while they were the ones being untrue to its real scope.
Here is what they say:
"Lockyer completely ignores the chief points of the Voters’ Right to Protect Marriage Initiative. He omits how the proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit the abolishment of marriage, and leaves out how it would protect private organizations and businesses from being required to undermine or diminish marriage."
"Lockyer uses the word "elimination" when the whole issue is the protection of marriage..."
Now, to me this marriage ammendment isn't about the protection of marriage, it is about the elimination of domestic partner rights for gays. The only thing these guys at VoteYesMarriage claim won't be eliminated from current DP rights is hospital visititation. Everything else goes.
Sounds like elimination to me.
But, protection? If they were really trying to "protect marriage" maybe they would do away with divorce, or at least no-fault divorce. Maybe they would do away with sham marriages, common law marriages, and overnight marriages. Let's be honest, this has nothing to do with protection marriages, at least not on it's face. It will not immediately protect anything, but it will immediately eliminate current DP rights.
And what is this about protecting marriage from being abolished? Hi, chicken little, meet reality.
Then they go into some tangent about the law not requiring businesses to undermine marriage. Seriously, how are businesses currently required to undermine marriage?
"Hello, sir, I am a police officer, and I am arresting you for refusing to undermine marriage. That's the law around here. If you don't undermine marriage, you're going to jail."
I can't even take this. They end this little press release by calling the Attorney General a "Bay Area Liberal." What does that even mean? I guess that is like a Massachusetts Liberal. Uh oh. I probably shouldn't take these guys too seriously.