How is it that religious institutions are permitted to donate, not to mention campaign, for issues and candidates in US elections and maintain their tax-exempt status? What ever happened to separation of church and state? I'll bet those donations to Prop 8 in California would have been much lower had there been a chance the churches would lose their non-profit status.
What irritates me is that specifically the Catholic church tried to influence the outcome of this issue. (It's hard to be irritated by the Mormons as they are already mentally ill, and it's not polite to pick on the retarded.) The Catholic church holds an opinion on many things in society, but you don't see them attempting to have laws enacted. For example, you don't see the church pushing for outlawing adultery or condoms. Why were they so intent on influencing this issue?
Why were bald faced lies permitted to be plastered across the TV?
One only has to look to the big neighbor to the north to see what happens when equal rights are granted. Here in Canada, gay marriage has been legal across the land for over 3 years. (4 in Quebec) In fact, I was given special consideration on my immigration application for the situation I was in with Serge, and that was eight years ago. (in a relationship, but unable to live legally together in the same country.) So what has happened to this obviously godless land up here? Nothing. Except the marriage license at city hall is issued to both gay and straight couples. In fact it's so nothing, most people just roll their eyes when I mention the Arkansas, Florida, Arizona and California legislation enacted yesterday. Of course I live in the city, I suppose the insulated rural folk may disagree.
Though I feel pretty gripy (except for YAY Obama) I sure feel lucky to live up here. Americans think they live in the freest country in the world. And that my friends is utter hogwash.