Given the craziness of the general election though, I'm even more nervous about Prop 8 in California. I just don't want to believe that there are people so threatened by me that they would vote to take away civil rights.
The truth is however, and I'm saying this to any right wingers that happened to drift to this blog (if any), your vote on Tuesday will not make ONE difference in my relationship with Brad. I will love him the same no matter the title you allow us to have and no matter the legal benefits you take away. Our relationship is not based on your consent, nor your approval.
We will continue to live together in our home and we will continue to be your neighbor. We will continue to be responsible adults and will continue to pay more than our share of income taxes, which will go to improve your children's schools and the roads that you drive on to go to work.
Brad will continue to go to St. Charles Church despite the shameful position the Catholic hierarchy took on this issue. He will continue to help people who are dying, regardless of whether they voted for this proposition or not. I will continue to help people who are suicidal because they live in severe chronic pain no matter what slur they've ever said about gay people, and some of them will never know that their psychologist is queer.
If this passes and you take away our legal right to marriage, we will watch you enjoy the benefits of your marriage and will likely say nothing to make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious because of the inequity. We will watch you abuse the institution by cheating and separating and divorcing but we will not wish for you the same kind of second-class status that you wish for us.
We will still be Americans because we were born here and we will act like full citizens, even if we do not have the full rights of a heterosexual immigrant who chooses to become naturalized.
Would McCain offer me an extra tax break to compensate for my lack of full civil rights in this country?