In 2008, California introduced Proposition 8. You're probably thinking Proposition 8 approves the right to let same sex marriage be legal. Well, you're sadly wrong. Proposition 8 denied people the right to a same sex marriage. I was in eigth grade when this was talked about, you wouldn't believe how many arguments I got into with classmates who were telling me 'Yes on Prop 8' legalizes gay marriage, all because of the way this proposition was worded. People thought a Yes vote would legalize gay marriage & a No vote didn't, so I was being called a homophobe because I said people should vote No on 8 while the people who say they were all for gay marriage were cheering "Yes on Prop 8". Then again we were all idiots becuase we weren't legally allowed to vote. I believed this was done on purpose, all to trick the uninformed public. The effort the opposition put into preventing gays & lesbians & transgender folks from marrying was very outlandish, so much so that the TV ads almost felt like a skit from 'The Onion'.
(One google search later)
Holy shit, it's real!!! It was published in 2000. Why are people bitching about an eight year old book? Bitchy like the folks complaining about 'Johnny Bravo' right now.
Oh think of the childrens! All because Massachusets voted to for same sex marriage & a teacher had the well intentioned idea to teach kids a about this, rather than hiding it or being so opaque by telling the kids about magic fairies & how the easter bunny poops eggs for them to find. I can't find that ad that talks about the so-called 'horrific' field trip to a lesbian wedding, but that seemed to be the biggest example these ads used as to why they didn't want to legalize it. Instead, I did find an artcle by 'SF Gate' about a class of first graders surprising their lesbian teacher by appearing on their wedding & tossing flower pedals as they exited city hall. Let this be noted, the field trip was not thought of by the teachers, but by a parent. A parent thought this would be a great idea to organize this field trip. So kids weren't being taken out of class & told "Let's check out a gay wedding. Come on!" So in order for this field trip to take place, permission slips had to be given & signed. If a parent doesn't sign the permission slip, then they can't go. The same can be said about permission slips for sex education, if the parents don't sign it you're sent to the library & the teachers pretty much say "Sorry Jimmy, we can't teach you about your penis. All because your parents are sheltered fucks."
There could have been a kid who forged the signature, but what was the harm? The issue is less with the wedding & more with the kid who forged the signature. It's like getting mad at the sign that says 'No Smoking within 20 feet of the propane tanks' when your cigarette causes an explosion. It's a shame that this parent was probably thinking that they might breach a boundary & keep a generation of kids from being ignorant. Instead a bunch of overprotective asshats got uppity & used that as ammunition to warn other uppity assholes. Seriously, it seemed like in the 2000's parents & anything targeted to kids was so overprotective about little things that are blown waaaay over proportion. Oh, we can't show guns in a cartoon (Except for Static Shock), better censor guns because if you censor a gun, then that means guns will stop existing. You know, sooner or later your kids will know what homosexuality, lesbianism, transgender & all that jazz is about.
SF Gate Article:
It was a tumultuous time for the LGBT in 2008, the ad campaigns were in a bitter war with each other, but it wasn't as grey as city politics. But then you also had celebrities getting into the mix. Of course Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor at that time & surprisingly was against Proposition 8, along with Diane Feinstein (I'm still bitter over the fact that she didn't reply to my letter I sent her back in 2011. Not even an automated letter response) & of course, Ellen DeGeneres. Why not, she came out on her sitcom in the 90's which was ballsy at the time.
"We need to repair the parks, we can't repair the parks because the money doesn't go to the parks. Yes it does. No it doesn't, you guys pocket the money!"
That's what I saw recently. Then there's that issue here in California about the bike lines which nobody uses, except for hobos. Everything the anti-bike lane people warned about came true. Traffic has become a hellzone, response times for police, firefighters & ambulance. Oh, I'm sorry, I meant to call them the 'AMBER LAMB'. Response times have slowed down vert much & that's not good for time sensitive emergencies. Like I said, the only people who use bike lanes are hobos pushing their carts to the local recycling center & occasionally you would get a family of biker riders who are just passing by the city from Lomita or whatever. Lomita is like a mini florida for some weird reason. Lotta churches in every corner.
That will be it for this Blogbabble Mini. Just wanted to talk about this while the topic was ripe. I got plenty more on the burner right now, so stay tuned. Another Blogababble Mini I have in mind is the time my school pulled a 'Diversity Day' celebration. Stay tuned for that, as well as a mini talking about two movies I forgot to talk about on my 2018 Movies schpiel.
See ya guys. Until next time, enjoy wild America.
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