::Prejudice and Ignorance::

If you know me at all or even have read some of my blogs then you are acutely aware that I believe everyone has a right to their opinion. However I get increasingly upset when people choose ignorance over progression and education.

This is an actual comment left on my post ::Prop 8 Video::

Michael(new comment) said:
I voted yes on 8. I agree with you that everyone deserves to be happy in their life. However, I don’t see marriage as a “civil right” like voting, free speech and other ‘rights’.

In California, gays can register under our existing “Domestic Partnership” laws. The Domestic Partnership laws encompass EVERYTHING that marriage legally includes PLUS it is easier and less expensive to register a domestic partnership than a marriage.

Marriage should be reserved for men and women as it has been for the past 2,500 years of human history.

Here is my response:

@Michael

I honestly do not see how gays getting married effects straight people in any way.
If it cost more to get married would that not stimulate the horrible Californian economy?

Furthermore your point about marriage remaining how it was 2,500 years ago is absurd. If we as a society never progressed we would still shot people instead of using lethal injections, the rich would still have slaves, blacks and women would be unable to vote, 14 year old girls would be married made mothers and never educated, and a black man would not be President of this country.
The foundation of the United States Of America is FREEDOM!

When does the controlling stop?!

Do we now begin to state that inter-racial couples cannot marry? That a Jew cannot marry a Catholic?

All reasons I have been told that gays should not marry are religious based. Which I find ironic that in a country where one can choose their religion, but not who to marry.

I believe instead of infringing on the rights of gay people maybe as a state we should start infringing upon the rights of ignorant, uneducated people.