Proposition 8 is bullsh*t, and Olbermann actually makes sense for once

Feel however you want about the issue, but I personally have serious issues with proposition 8.  We’ve already raised some issues with it in a previous post, but let me do a quick recap of the situation for you.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in California a few short months ago.  Proposition 8 was a referendum designed to amend the state constitution to restrict marriage as being between a man and a woman, and therefore overturn the decision of the California Supreme Court.

This is an issue I’ve never understood, mainly because I don’t see how it affects anyone other than the people trying to get married.  I understand completely that many people have religious objections to same-sex marriage and are therefore personally opposed to it.  That’s fine, but the disconnect is how that needs to force others not to be married.

In Canada, for example, same-sex marriage is illegal.  And yet, as part of the law, no religious organization (read: church, synagogue, temple, mosque, pagan flower circle or anything else) can be forced to perform the marriage.  No one is forcing anyone to go “against” their religious beliefs.  But same-sex couples are still allowed to marry.  And yet in California, a right that was so recently granted to these couples has been abruptly taken away.

Keith Olbermann, the left-wing Bill O’Reilly, is not someone I generally pay much attention to.  I hate demagoguery of any sort an have no patience for Olbermann’s arrogant style.  But he does make a surprisingly erudite grasp of the situation and actually phrases his concerns in a way that mirror my own.  Take a look.

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