Saturday, November 08, 2008

California Dreamin'

Anyone actually notice California voters stripped rights from gays (Prop. 8) and lesbians and gave them to farm animals (Prop. 2)?

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Farm animals are allowed to marry?

Ottawa Watch said...

Um, well. Not with benefit of clergy. I suppose those are civil unions. Farm animals do, however, have the right to better housing. Rights are finite, as you know. Gay marriage rights went to pay for bigger cages for pigs and chickens.

MJMartin said...

Amazing that the African-American turnout is in part to blame for the overwhelming passage of the bill. Of course the African American community is known to be extremely Christian. It's ironic that a a group which has fought long and hard for their own civil rights and equality had no problem stripping another group of theirs. Go figure?

Kelly said...

Well, I was a big proponent of Prop 2; it doesn't go nearly far enough, but it's a good first step, and I'm frankly quite surprised it passed. However, Oprah did a show on it, which I'm guessing helped push it along quite a bit. I guess she should have done a show on Prop 8 as well...

Ottawa Watch said...

I'm all for the better treatment of animals (until they are killed and I can consume their seared flesh and let some of their bodily juices dribble down my chin) but I did find the situation ironic.