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California Supremes to Hear Challenges to Prop. 8

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The seven-member California Supreme Court has agreed to hear three law suits file on behalf of opponents to Prop. 8, and ballot measure that would make it un-Constitutional for gays to marry.,0,4034655.story

The suits are scheduled to be heard as early as March 2009, but in the mean time the court also ruled that no more same-sex marriages can be performed until the suits work their way through the court system.

If we think the civil rights movement of the ‘60s was a battle of epic proportion, we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet when it comes to fighting for equal rights for gays to marry as it slogs its way through the courts.

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It gets so tiresome asking “what part of equal protection and equal rights under the law” don’t they understand?

Thus, the question must be asked again of the people who sponsored Prop. 8 and the more than five million people whose “yes” votes have been counted so far.

Hopefully the court will ask the same question.

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The major sponsor of Prop. 8, which would ban gay marriage under the California Constitution, was the Mormon church, which immediately begs the question: When is the IRS going to step in and review its tax-exempt status and that of all churches who had a hand in preaching politics?

How ironic. Although still practiced by a few Mormons, it wasn’t that long ago that their religious practice of polygamy was banned in the United States.

Just like homosexuals, the Mormons are a small segment of the population who felt they were discriminated against, have now chosen to do the same thing to another minority.

Equally ironic is the fact that approximately 71 percent of blacks, who fought so hard and for so long for their civil rights, decided to vote to take the right of marriage away from another minority.

Their collective memory of fighting and dying for their civil rights is short, indeed. Have they also forgotten that at one time “Negros” were considered to be 3/5 of a person and weren‘t allowed to marry outside their race?

Just as illogical was that a majority of Hispanics voted for the ballot measure to outlaw gay marriage.

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What a riot. A riot as in both ironically funny and rioting in the streets. Hispanics in Los Angeles will riot at the drop of a rock or frozen water bottle to fight for civil rights for their people who are in the country illegally, and should be deported and not given any rights, which in some instances legal residents do not have.

Deportation is the only right any illegal alien has.

People who want to ban gay marriage tout “moral values” and marriage between a man and a woman is a “traditional thing.”

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)

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