Monday, November 10, 2008

Arnold Schwarzenegger and gay rights

Proposition 8 in California passed, defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Actually, Californians had passed similar legislation before but it was overturned by activist judges. In Proposition 8, the people once again have spoken.

Gay rights activists have taken to the streets in protest. Nothing surprising about that. What is upsetting, however, is that while some protests have turned violent, California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger encourages gay rights activists to never give up (See Michelle Malkin's post).

There is now a batle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. If the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger ever becomes the new face of the Republican Party, I for one, will stay home on the next election day.


Steve said...

I just want to thank you and your fellow religious extremists for helping Obama and other Democrats win and for rendering the Republican Party a minority party for the forseeable future with your ignorance and hysteria. Please keep up the good work.

Dennis said...

You're welcome, Steve. Glad we could make your day :-)

Robert said...

I wouldn't get too excited Steve. Things have a way of balancing themselves out when the pendulum swings too far in any one direction.

Kevin said...

Interestingly... when you run the numbers on the Prop 8 votes you find that many people who voted for Barack Obama also voted for Prop 8.

Prop 8 received 5,784,300 votes. McCain only received 4,153,127 in California. That means 1,631,173 for Prop 8 had to come from voters who voted for Obama, that is the minimum #. It's likely the number is higher as it seems absurd to think that ALL voters for John McCain would also vote for Prop 8 (libertarians, gay republicans, etc. may vote against it).

If my math is right, a minimum of 24% of Barack Obama's supporters in California also support Proposition 8.

As far as ignorance and hysteria... I question any group of people willing to twist the Constitution, undermine the meaning of established terms, and (as has been reported here) some cases violently fight for their view in an effort to overturn a free, fair, and democratic vote.

Kevin said...

My source for the #s was Rush Lim... just kidding I used CNN: