Olbermann on Prop. 8
Like Olbermann, I am saddened that Proposition 8 passed in California last week, and I have seen many reasons attributed to be the cause of its passage (large numbers of new black voters, the strong Mormon push, etc). I think it boils down to a tremendously large number of people who will vote for an undefined “change” in Washington, but not in other people’s bedrooms. Proposition 8 was about controlling people’s lives and limiting their freedoms by preventing them from a chance at true happiness. Whatever you believe in the nature vs. nurture argument over homosexuality’s cause, the issue of marriage has been trivialized by many straight couples, while numerous same-sex couples are fighting for their chance to experience the happiness that the true, loving, lasting marriages have the opportunity to feel.