The California Supreme Court has just informed that I am a second class citizen. I have just been informed that myself and many of my friends are not worthy of one thousand and forty three rights. I have just found out that I cannot marry whomever I choose, that I have to comply with a binary system of sexuality. Because that’s what Prop 8 is really saying. Proposition 8 is saying that because a person loves someone of the same gender; they are not allowed to get married. They don’t deserve the same rights as the other citizens of the United States. If want to get married, if you want those one thousand forty three rights, you have to be a heterosexual. You must comply with the traditional views on what is acceptable, what is moral.
When I saw those three words on my computer screen, Prop 8 Upheld, my heart slammed into the ground. Everything but my complete anger and desolation was gone. I couldn't believe that the California Supreme Court had ruled that this proposition was NOT unconstitutional. I couldn't believe that in my own state, which is supposedly so liberal, had rules that a small majority could pass an unjust moral judgment on an estimated million people. One million people, deprived of one thousand forty three rights apiece. That's one billion forty three million rights. To claim that an amendment to the state constitution, which wasn't even added in the appropriate manner, and revokes one billion forty three million rights from a group of people, all because of who the love, isn't unconstitutional is the biggest lie I have ever heard. It just shows me the sad, biased, bigoted heights that the government has flown to. But we won't stop fighting. We will never stop fighting until we win. We WILL persevere. It doesn't6 mean that this loss doesn't hurt. It doesn't mean we shouldn't be angry. It means we should take every ounce of the sadness, every ounce of that anger, and we should make them repeal Prop 8. And not just Prop 8, any law banning gay marriage anywhere we can. Because we are equal, we aren't second class citizens, and this isn't right.