Prop 8 in Plain English - What is Prop 8?

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  1. The California Supreme Court is in Sacramento, not San Francisco, so "four San Francisco judges" is incorrect. Interestingly enough, they were all Republican appointees, too.

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  2. Joe -

    Thank you for that "factual" information. Do you know if those republican judges, perhaps live in San Francisco:-) ? BC, that would make them "San Francisco Judges", right?

    tDMg

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  3. Defining marriage as between one man and one woman is not taking away anyone's rights. The definition simply distinguishes a union that is biologically capable of producing its own children. Whether a married couple has children or not, I feel like this deserves a separate name--even the potential is kind of a miracle.

    Actually this definition can be seen as the ultimate expression of equality our society has to offer: it takes one man and one woman. One could see a lesbian union as a marginalization of men, or a homosexual union as a marginalization of women.

    Equality is especially important when it comes to raising children. Children deserve/need a father and a mother. Neither parent should be marginalized.

    Yes, many children are already growing up in single-parent homes. Prop 8 should be a reminder to everyone that as a society we need to assist and strengthen families as much as possible. Really, as a society we should be most concerned with the success and health of our families.

    http://emiliadelmar.blogspot.com/2008/10/legislation-and-social-issues.html

    http://gr8prop8deb8.blogspot.com/

    peace!

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  4. ms. lee -

    Thank you for taking the time to share your passionate feelings about why traditional marriage, and preserving it, are imperative.

    You have made some excellent points, in regards to "equality". Men and women are created as equals, and yet, because of their very distinct biological differences - these very distinct features, require each other, who is different biologically from them - to then reproduce that which is equal once again. So men and women are equally needful of one another, literally - for life. This planet depends on just that:-)

    I find it fascinating that "nature" has polarized men and women, who are equal, and yet produced that which must bring them together as one, male and female. It is a beautiful display of equality, IMHO.

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    LdsNana-AskMormon

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  5. Great comments! And Joe, California's Supreme Court IS in San Francisco:

    Supreme Court of California
    350 McAllister Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4797

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  6. Laurel -

    Thank you for that clarification:-)

    tDMg
    LdsNana-AskMormon

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