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    Friday, November 7, 2008

    Melissa Etheridge Pissed at California Voters; Refuses to Pay Taxes

    Well, Melissa Etheridge has weighed in. She is mad that Proposition 8 passed in California, putting the kibosh on state-sanctioned gay marriage.

    The Proposition actually says:

    "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

    That seems pretty simple. And, apparently, it seemed pretty simple, and reasonable to the voters of California, who passed it. But, Melissa, have no fear, the 9th Circuit will strike it down, there will be a court battle, and your Obama-packed Supreme Court will (if another state's ban doesn't come before it) will divine a new right for gays to marry. So, you'll be okay, and the coarsening of society will continue only slightly abated.

    Melissa brings up the tired point of "When did it become okay to legislate morality?"

    Ummmmmm, since we started legislating.

    But, what really interests me, is Melissa seems to think she is some kind of second class citizen, and she's not going to pay taxes anymore, "Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen."

    Does Joe Biden know about this?



    beebs said...

    My wife and I voted against Prop. Hate.

    It discriminates against people. That is unconstitutional in California, no matter that the amendment passed.

    The courts will hold it as void, as they should.

    Jay said...

    I know it's cute to say "Proposition Hate" but perhaps the 52% of voters in Ca. who voted for it did so because they feel that the term "marriage" has a deep historical and societal meaning that ought to be preserved, rather than being "haters." Invectives are usually used by those with no real rational arguments.

    Where gay couples can avail themselves of all the benefits that accrue to married couples (by benefit of civil unions or some such "marriage by another name") I see no discrimination, and think the Courts would agree.

    I just think perhaps in our complete slouch to Gomorrah, maybe we can leave some vestiges of traditional society untouched.