Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Question of Love

This commentary by Keith Olbermann about the vote on Proposition 8 in California is the best one I have seen. I hope that, regardless of how you feel about this issue, you will watch this commentary and listen with your heart. He puts into words many of the things I have been thinking and was too angry and too emotional and too heartbroken about that vote to say myself.

4 comments:

dug said...

amen sister. amen and amen. keith speaks the truth.

KL said...

I don't agree with your friend Keith here, but you would already know that! =)

So, like you, I will just smile and shake my head because we are complete polar opposites when it comes to politics and religion.

But through it all!! You are an awesome friend that I could not live without!

SingItSistah said...

Robin here, I find his loving heart compelling but it is not the same ... black vs. gay... not apples and apples.

I believe that in the pursuit of happiness, anyone can love and give their family rights to whomsoever they choose -- but that the term "Marriage" is a form of respect for the natural union that continues our species and as such deserves its own term.

In this case, natural biologically-induced unions had the name "Marriage" first -- so "Civil Union" should be fine for the other types of human relationships which are proffered the same legal benefits, without rancor or stigma.

I just plain respect people, and love them and want them to be happy and have a life. But there is a difference and that is also OK to acknowledge. Not to hate.

Unless you are in NAMBLA in which case I will proffer my husband's 308 if you come near my kid.

Well I know this is probably boring but I did not like the way Prop 8 was worded.

Can there not be a middle ground . . . Could there not be an establishemnt of ...


the Partner Doctrine or some such thing?

I love your blog! Bye now!

Dana said...

I still don't see why this was up for a vote. Could you imagine if all of our rights were up to a vote? I'm sure we would still have slavery and women would not have all their rights.