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California high court to rule on Proposition 8 on Tuesday

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on May 22, 2009

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2009 at 1:08 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Make fringe benefits taxable and the impetus behind the "Gay" marriage drive goes away.

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

What about treating everyone as equals? Is that so difficult for us in this day and age?

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

How hard would it be to have all rights and responsibilities equal, including citizenship of a partner and social security benefits, just a different name since marriage has always meant between a man and a woman?

The problem, for me, in changing the word marriage to mean also between 2 of the same gender is that there are unintended legal consequences that I am sure no body intended, such as on private businesses and on religious organizations. So, make everyone happy, do all the rights and responsibilities, but under a different name. Don't force a belief on anyone, live and let live...

It will be interesting to see how the Courts rule on this one..they really have virtually no leg to stand on, given the rules for Constitutional amendments.

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Posted by Ken
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

"What about treating everyone as equals?"

The gay lobby highly opposes this notion. Danny, I suspect that you do, too.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Treating everyone equally means that there would be no difference for restrooms, we would all share the same. It would mean that we would not be able to have separate sports leagues for men and women. It would mean that we could have no quotas in our UCs for men and women as well as various races. It would mean that we might share hospital rooms or college dorm rooms with the opposite (pc wording would take away gender) just with another person.

I respectfully think that we do not want everyone to be treated that equal.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on May 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Well said, Resident.

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