Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just my take on California's Prop 8

I know that I usually blog about the red carpet but I thought I would just sound off on California's Prop 8

It will be a sad day for California if Prop 8 passes. As many people believe that marriage is between a man and woman. From India to royalty of the past, marriage was used as a political and monetary form to ensure the livelihood of a family. Strategic marriages between two royal family enhanced their strength in control of a kingdom or a country. For fixed marriages, it was about what one male can give to the family of another, women were treated as chattel and property. So to all who says marriage is a tradition of man and woman on the basis of love in god's eyes, don't be fooled by the religious rhetoric. How do we know that the bible wasn't edited and is from a point of view of a man who believed that God spoke to him? What if that person was mentally ill himself?

Also, California is moving backward by voting yes on Proposition 8. Since the late 1800's to the 1940's, California made it illegal for blacks, asians, malay to marry whites. Who knows, maybe in the future, bigotry and hatred may rear its head and try to bring back discrimination through marriage. Oh wait that's going to happen now if Prop 8 passes.

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