Arizona Proposition 102

Whose rights should we take away?

If you were refused the right to do something that was important to you based on the personal or religious bias of people around you while they freely exercised their own rights to do the same thing, would you think it was right?

What if they decided that you were of such an inferior class that “your kind” should never be allowed to participate in these activities, and that stopping you was important enough to amend the Constitution to avoid the possibility of anyone letting you participate in the future?

Should such myopic social policies restricting minority rights be given the same weight as our right to free speech?

Just as in the cases of women’s suffrage and the abolition of slavery, there is no reasonable justification for denying homosexual couples the right to marry — a right every heterosexual person in the United States has.

In the state of Arizona, it is already illegal for same sex couples to marry, but rather than being fair and trying to get that law overturned, many churches and other groups are trying to amend our Constitution to prevent these unions from taking place now or in the future.

Many people think that homosexual sex is “gross”, but this is no reason to deny homosexuals the same rights we all have. If we let bigotry win, our children and grandchildren will be ashamed of us, and rightly so.

Please join BetterThanFaith.com and the Secular Free Thought Society of ASU in voting no on Arizona Proposition 102, California Proposition 8 and any other similar propositions in other states!

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About Kazz

My name is Shawn Esplin and I am an advocate of Free Thought and general good sense and thought in general. To that end, I encourage people to seriously question the things that they have been taught, especially as children, because many of these things - religious and secular - are taken on faith until we actively choose to seriously examine them for ourselves.

One thought on “Arizona Proposition 102

  1. Veiling bigotry with failed morality and propping it up with loads of money has long been the basest toxin of our society.

    The people for Prop 102 are obviously wealthy. Capable of buying a gigantic sign for almost every street corner in this entire city. They are determined and their pockets are overflowing with cash. This legislation has already been shot down once.

    Yes for marriage? Anyone who thinks they’re making a moral stand on gay marriage should really go back to their books on honest behavior.

    Prohibiting same-gender unions has nothing to do with homosexual congress—such a law doesn’t apply to it anyway, and anyone who thinks that they should strip the rights of individuals based on that are lying to themselves about their responsibility to their fellow citizens.

    Prohibiting same-gender marriage has even less to do with hetero unions—these ideas cannot be diluted by each other, they do not threaten each other, the concept of a marriage license is not one that expects anything other than a sharing of wealth and personal interests. Marriage may be about family; but it is not about having children. Want to safe marriage for children? Fine: enforce a rule that all marriages that do not result in children in with X number of years automatically dissolve. See how long that lasts.

    Has anyone who wants to forward this sort of bigoted legislation thought about the implications of some of their logic? What about slender segment of our population who are androgyne and hermaphroditic—if thou art reading this and think that we must take a stand against same-gender marriage, keep in mind that human beings can be born with no (or incomplete) sex organs; and they can be born with both.

    From the view of a State a marriage is just a specialized form of contract: it has nothing to do with race or creed. Insomuch that a religious official may marry a pair of individuals—but they may not license them to marry unless they are also a State official. Ever thought about that?

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