It's sad to see that the Mormons, a religious group that has been discriminated against, that has had their own marriage practices shunned and criminalized, in violation of the First Amendment, is a driving force in not only legalizing discrimination in California, but mandating it. California's Proposition 8 is, simply put, shameful. What is wrong with this people? How insecure in themselves are they that they can possibly be threatened by people they don't even know getting married?
But, hey, if we want to enshrine discrimination, let's go for it! Here's my draft of a California proposition to accomplish this:
This initiative measure is submitted to the people in accordance with the provisions of Article II, Section 8, of the California Constitution.I know that it might be difficult to abide by these restrictions, and many existing marriages might suddenly be invalid, but it's the price we have to pay if we want to protect bigotry.
This initiative measure expressly amends the California Constitution by replacing a section thereof; therefore, revised provisions are printed in italic type to indicate that they are replacements.
SECTION 1. Title This measure shall be known and may be cited as the "California Real Marriage Protection Act."
SECTION 2. Section 7.5 of Article I of the California Constitution, is amended to read:
SEC. 7.5. Only marriage between two people, wherein one person is a man and one person is a woman, and wherein both people share the same age, color, creed, disabilities, education, ethnicity, eye color, hair color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and military/veteran status, is valid or recognized in California.