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Thursday, October 9, 2008

PROP 8 IN CALIFORNIA

Hey everyone, I just got this email from my sister up at BYU. I Just wanted to share this with you all!!

Hey Guys! Here is a little information on Proposition 8 in California and below are links you can go to to find out more! Please read it, tell all your friends, and DONT FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE!


The Issue:
California voters passed Proposition 22 in 2000 by more than 61%, saying that a marriage in California is between a man and a woman. Earlier this year, four activist judges based in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people's vote, legalizing same-sex marriage.

The Consequences:
The Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage did not just overturn the will of California voters; it also redefined marriage for the rest of society, without ever asking the people themselves to accept this decision. This decision has far-reaching consequences. For example, because public schools are already required to teach the role of marriage in society as part of the curriculum, schools will now be required to teach students that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage, starting with kindergarteners. By saying that a marriage is between "any two persons" rather than between a man and a woman, the Court decision has opened the door to any kind of "marriage." This undermines the value of marriage altogether at a time when we should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.

The Solution:
Vote YES on Proposition 8 to overturn the outrageous Supreme Court decision and restore the definition of marriage that was approved by over 61% of voters. Proposition 8 is NOT an attack on gay couples and does not take away the rights that same-sex couples already have under California's domestic partner law. California law already grants domestic partners all the rights that a state can grant to a married couple. Gays have a right to their private lives, but not to change the definition of marriage for everyone else.

Voting YES on Proposition 8 does 3 simple things:
It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of California voters already approved and what Californians agree should be supported, not undermined.It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court judges who ignored the will of the people.It protects our children from being taught in public schools that "same-sex marriage" is the same as traditional marriage, and prevents other consequences to Californians who will be forced to not just be tolerant of gay lifestyles, but face mandatory compliance regardless of their personal beliefs.

Passing Proposition 8 protects our children and places into the Constitution the simple definition that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

Links to websites on proposition 8:
http://www.preservingmarriage.org/index.html
http://protectmarriage.com/


Videos on Proposition 8:
http://www.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/media/mediaplayer.swf?media=http://broadcast.lds.org/newsroom/video/flv/Prop_8_Young_People_Master_150k.flv&type=FLV

http://www.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/media/mediaplayer.swf?media=http://broadcast.lds.org/newsroom/video/flv/bednar_edit02_150k.flv&type=FLV

3 comments:

Josh and Katy said...

Hey Elizabeth! This is Katy Bryce- I saw your blog linked to Lori Nielsens. Super cute! That was fun the other night when you guys stuck around to talk for a while. I think Josh especially enjoyed having someone to talk about politics with him besides me. :-) Thanks! Also, I was reading in your "About Me" part and was surprised to see that you went to EA. I am from Thatcher and I wonder if we were at EA at the same time? I was there fall 04- spring 05. Anyway, kind of cool. :-)
-Katy
joshandkaty.blogspot.com

Brennon & Amber Adams said...

Hey Guys! I found your blog and just wanted to say hello! We miss you guys! Your baby is so dang cute!

Dedra said...

Hey, where are pictures of that cute little girl of yours? We haven't seen any in forever!