Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If I’m Not Happy, No One Can Be Happy

A very interesting account from today:
"Several times Judge Walker interrupted the plaintiffs to question whether the state should be “in the marriage business” at all, asking if the plaintiffs would be happy with eliminating marriage altogether—and allowing only domestic partnerships for both man/woman and same-sex couples. Amazingly the plaintiffs testified that would be acceptable to them.  They actually said: if same-sex couples can’t have marriage, then no one should.  Obviously, the elimination of marriage for everybody is certainly not what the people of California, or the nation, have in mind as an appropriate solution to this debate."

I think this sums up the opposition’s feelings very well… “If I’m not happy, then no one can be happy.” So what the opposition is calling “equal rights” (which they already have in California) really means they want everyone to be the same. What happened to celebrating diversity? My high school class motto was “Diverse yet Unified”. We are all different, we are going to have different challenges placed in front of us. But with those differences we can still work together and become the strong nation that we once were.

Here are a couple of websites that have updates and you can follow the Supreme Court proceedings on:

General Counsel Andy Pugno Comments On Opening Day Of Trial

The Perry Case: What’s At Stake

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Order Allowing Streaming Video of Prop 8 Case


Anonymous said...

Doesn't this case seem very familiar to the case that King Solomon judged in the Bible? Two women wanted the same thing (a baby). Solomon offered to destroy the baby and the lying mother was fine with it.

Heather said...

Wow, I hadn't thought of that... very true!

The Playful Walrus said...

Hey, great minds think alike. I just said something similar in my recent posting at The Opine Editorials. This is "go ahead and cut the baby in half".

A person loses all credibility when they claim that a state-issued marriage license is a fundamental right for every person, but it is okay of they are not issued at all!