By Ilasiea L. Gray
I don’t understand what the fuss is about same sex marriage. People may be familiar with the infamous Proposition 8 that California just passed. This proposition overturns the California constitution by banning same sex couples to marry, and only acknowledging marriage as between a man and woman. I think this proposition is absolutely ridiculous and that all humans should have the same rights.
By the wonderful powers of facebook, a friend of mine posted a very interesting video the other day. It is MSNBC commentator Keith Olberman, and it is as follows:
I was a little confused at first when I saw this video because he started out using the word “corny.” Olberman states, “this isn’t about yelling, and this isn’t about politics. This is about the human heart. And if that sounds corny, so be it.” I immediately thought this was going to be comedic. Other factors, such as the dramatic head turns to the other running cameras also made this comedic.
However this is a serious matter. One of my favorite points he brings up is when he is defending the ability to redefine marriage. He talks about how just in 1967, an African American person could not marry a white person in sixteen states. He uses President Elect Barack Obama as a perfect example.
Sixteen states had laws in the books that made this illegal in 1967. 1967. The parents of the President Elect of the United States could not have married in nearly 1/3 of the states of the country their son grew up to lead. And it’s worse than that. If this country had not redefined marriage, some black people still couldn’t marry other black people.
Both of the marriage issues discussed are huge! The image above is the perfect example of both a same sex and interracial couple who just want to have a family and unconditional love like everyone else. Now that I think of it, I actually don’t like saying “everyone else.” Referring to straight people as “everyone else.” I think everyone means everyone. Homosexual people are not just some “different” breed of human beings. We all have emotions and when cut, we all bleed. No one-homosexual, straight, black, white, male, or female, should have rights over another. I really hope California reconsiders this propostion and that something is done to overturn it. It is very unfair and I find it unconstitutional. I think people have a right to be married to whom ever they want. I know this is cliche, but America is a free country and people-all people, shoutd be entitled to their, opinions, beliefs, and who choose to marry.