This blog was primarily started as a place to document my thoughts, feelings and research regarding this complicated issue. A matter of fact, after Prop 8 passed, my wife was concerned that I wouldn't have anything to write about.
I've been asked several times today how I feel and this is my answer:
- I'm happy for the people who fought for and wanted the recognition of same-sex marriage in California.
- I'm sorry that the trial seemed "unfair" due to:
The backers of Proposition 8 called only two witnesses, and both made concessions under cross-examination that helped the other side.
The sponsors complained that Walker's pretrial rulings had been unfair and that some of their prospective witnesses decided not to testify out of fear for their safety.
- I'm concerned that if this ruling stands, that this new "right" will be used as leverage to degrade aspects of our society: education, religion, etc.
- I hope that if this ruling stands, that it will not have a negative impact on our society