“We were in class on Monday and started talking about how all you see are the ‘Yes on Prop 8’ signs and we noticed how wrong that was and organized this. We just thought eight students were going to show up but almost 90 people are here,” said Natalie Compton.
The seniors say they aren’t just in support of gay marriage but equality for all Americans.
“I’m a Republican and I’m straight but I still think we shouldn’t be overruling something that out government already voted ‘yes’ on so we shouldn’t take something away already granted,” said Compton.
Way to go, Natalie! We hope you can convince your parents, friends and neighbors to stand up and reject the unfair, unnecessary measure that is Proposition 8!
“Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice,” Justice Richard N. Palmer wrote in the majority opinion that overturned a lower court finding.
“To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others,” Palmer wrote.
Across the country, people recognize that nobody should be treated differently in the eyes of the government, and that everybody deserves the freedom to marry.
Barry Goldwater, the founder of the conservative wing of the Republican Party and nominee for President in 1964 was very outspoken on civil rights. He stated, “To see the party that fought communism and big government now fighting the gays, well, that’s just plain dumb.”