Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Precisely

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter T Chattaway said...

The parents of the president-elect could not have married because the father was already married to someone else when he knocked up Obama's 17-year-old mother.

However, if Olbermann supports polygamy as readily as he supports gay marriage, then I have no argument with his point.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Delahunt (POD) said...

The polygamy angle is an interesting one, but then again I've had a hard enough time finding one wife, let alone two...

All kidding aside, an emotional plea from Olbermann does not change the fact that Prop 8 was voted and passed within the boundaries of the laws of the State of California. Wrong or right, the bill was passed legally.

The emotional plea from Mr. Olbermann does tug at my heartstrings, as it should for anybody in dealing with something as basic as the pursuit of love and happiness, it is a common thread that binds us all - whether be gay, straight, polygamist, whatever.

As a conservative, I am categorically against any federal ban of gay marriage (or abortion for that matter) but if the people of California decide to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, so be it - it's their perogative. The passage of Prop 8 is not going to stop gay marriages from taking place, so much as the overturning of Roe vs Wade (which I am for) will ever stop abortion.

The individual state should be allowed to govern as they please.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Very emotional and moving from KO. But a classic failure to understand the reasoning of many in upholding a man-woman marriage. Their reasoning is not just about promoting 'love'. And their desire is not to 'hate' nor to squash the embers of love.

(Oh, and I have no opinion about Proposition 8, since I never looked at it. Nor have the right to vote in the US, let alone CA. But KO's commentary strays from politics and law into personal ethics, and I have thoughts on that.)

Love you, Brandon.

:)

12:02 PM  

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