I don’t know. I don’t know

Sometimes the Prop 8 articles are confusing to me…maybe I’m alone. But this one yesterday kind of made me laugh and was easy to understand…this Cooper dude is clueless (like most backers of Prop 8).

A federal judge challenged the backers of that damn Prop 8 to explain this simple question- How allowing gay couples to wed threatens conventional unions?

Judge Walker speaking to Lawyer Charles Cooper (backing prop 8)-

Walker“What is the harm to the procreation purpose you outlined of allowing same sex couples to get married?

Cooper“I don’t know. I don’t know”.

Walker went on asking for specific “adverse consequences” that could follow expanding marriage to include same sex couples.

Cooper cited a study from the Netherlands where gay marriage is legal, showing that straight couples were increasingly opting to become domestic partners instead of getting married.

Walker – “Has that been harmful to children in the Netherlands? What is the adverse effect?”

CooperI don’t have the facts at hand.

In January Mr. Cooper needs the answers to all these questions for the trial of the couple challenging the measure of Prop 8 as discriminatory under the U.S Constitution.

I never thought I would be agreeing with a Prop 8 backer but Mr. Cooper is right when he answered “I don’t know. He doesn’t know because there is NO HARM.

(taken from the Associated Press)

Yay for Gay’s

Starting tomorrow gay people can finally say “I do” in California and an estimated $684 million dollars will be spent on these long overdue weddings in the next 3 years (c’mon Arnold, even you have to love that)! This will not happen if the state high court’s ruling is reversed in November by a voter referendum (it better not)!

The main reason it should not be reversed is obvious…all people are created equal, it’s quite simple. BUT, if you are one of those people that think being heterosexual gives you more rights then think of the 64 million in tax revenue for the state, 9 million in marriage -license fees for counties and some 2200 jobs! Yes, it shouldn’t be about helping the economy in California but if that is what it takes for some ignorant people then so be it.

Ding, Dong the Ban is Dead

 California may have the 3rd highest gas prices in the U.S, ugh, but we are now the SECOND state to allow same sex couples to tie the knot (Mass. beat us to it), yeah! Chief Justice Ron put it perfect “Our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation”.
 
Now, if my gay son and I decide to get married some day to our mates, we have the option of a double ceremony, the same option I would have with my straight son…cool.
 
So see, miracles do happen, hell does freeze over…now if I can somehow get Barack to back out.