Republicans Against 8

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Leave Religion Out of It

Andrew Steele, a Republican against Proposition 8, has a letter to the editor in today’s Vallejo Times-Herald.

I’m a 20-year-old Log Cabin Republican, and being that, you know that I support gay marriage whole-heartedly, but one thing I cannot seem to understand is why everyone is making this a gay issue. This has never been a gay issue, just as interracial marriage was never a race issue. It’s a social issue and here’s why:The description of the proposition reads: “Eliminates the right of same-sex couples to marry.” Remove the term “same-sex” and replace it with any other social group, such as African Americans, brown-eyed persons, or those with disabilities. Would you deny those rights as well? Don’t those people deserve to be treated equally under the law?

The “No on Proposition 8” campaign has done a good job at distancing itself from it being a gay issue. However, the “Yes on 8” campaign hasn’t, using advertisements of teaching tolerance of homosexuality in schools, churches being sued, and so on. I’ve yet to hear one thing about homosexuality being taught in public schools, but I don’t think it would be that bad of an idea.

Be sure to read the whole thing, then sign up to join Andrew as a Republican Against 8!