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Don’t Let Obama overshadow the Issues

Posted by Gexx on November 7, 2008

Obama/Biden is the chosen pair. Awesome. This is the positive set. The one that will NOT work against my values, as opposed to the heteronormative, anti-choice, gender-discriminatory McCain/Palin ticket. I may seem behind on celebrating, but I’ve been working on a massive post about the wedding I went to. And I got sick.

But what about all the local propositions?

South Dakota’s totalitarian abortion ban failed. Good.
Colorado’s attempt to define personhood as conception failed. Good.

What are we upset about?

I’m upset because:
Arkansas banned fostering or adoption by unmarried couples, and since gay marriage is not allowed this further disenfranchises homosexual couples as well as those who don’t wish to participate in a heteronormative institution.
Arizona banned gay marriage.
Nebraska removed Affirmative Action from it’s constitution. (WTF!)
Florida banned gay marriage.
California banned gay marriage, revoking marriage licenses from multiple married couples. Updated. But it doesn’t make it any less of an issue!

So homosexuals are the new second class citizens. Look, I’m already refering to them as an “other”. They must be. Ooops, theres “they” again. But we still let them live with their friends, isn’t that what they want?

::sigh::

In addition to the demonstrations, there are two movements that I’m getting in on regarding this revoking / restricting of rights.

1. Second Class Citizens Don’t Pay Taxes – If “the gays” are second class citizens, they obviously don’t need to pay taxes. This movement is lead by none other than Melissa Etheridge. Huh. My gay friend (see, I have one! My “token” friend.) is also named Melissa. Must be a gay thing. See girls, you aren’t allowed to marry anyone named Melissa, at least not in California, Florida, or Arizona. (Mel, please see the sarcasm dripping from that if for some reason it was as invisible as same sex marriage rights!)

2. Pressure IRS to Make LDS Not Tax Exempt – The Morman church supplied almost 80% of the funding to advertise for Prop 8 (against gay marriage – some confusing wording there). That’s $19,000,000 (19 million dollars. the 000’s are impressive!!!). $19 million to influence legeslation. Huh. Wait. LDS is a church, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. So they’re tax exempt. But the IRS states “no organization, including a church, may qualify for IRC section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying).” Support removing tax exempt status from the Mormon Church by signing this petition. Let’s not forget that the Mormons originally had an issue with the American legal definition of marriage between one man and ONE WOMAN. Hence why Brigham Young stated “Marriage is a civil contract. You might as well make a law to say how many children a man shall have, as to make a law to say how many wives he shall have.”

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2 Responses to “Don’t Let Obama overshadow the Issues”

  1. Karla said

    Oh man, I don’t mean to nitpick, but the marriage licenses weren’t revoked. The attorney general says they’ll stay valid, at least as long as the related appeals are doing their thing. So at least there’s that. ^_^

  2. gexx said

    Ah – cool. Thanks for the correction.

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