Hi & good day to everyone. The urbanised environment exposes the people to the negative influences of modern society. As results, the people power of reasoning often gives rise to society tension. Through out disagreements are usually centred around mundane issues like same-sex marriages which is currently the hot topic to be discuss. Today, the post will highlight certain perception, opinion or the story-related regarding the Proposition 8 (Prop 8) of
Proposition 8 is California state ballot that would amend the state constitution, to restrict the definition of marriage to “only” a union between a man & a woman, overturning the recent California Supreme Court decision that had recognised same-sex marriage in California as a fundamental right. The Official ballot title language for Proposition 8 was “eliminates right of same-sex couples to marry” or in other meaning is “only marriage between a man & a woman is valid @ recognized in
After The Obama won the election, the result showed uncertified. With the presence report, the vote was 52.5% in favor of proposition 8 & 47.5% against with the difference of 504,000 votes. The organizer “No on Prop 8”campaign expressed discourage & admitted the defeat as his claim "Tuesday’s vote was deeply disappointing to all who believe in equal treatment under the law". A little bit about the campaign. The campaign for & against the Prop 8 raised $35.8 million & $37.8 million, respectively, becoming the highest funded campaign on any state ballot except the presidential contest. The Protectmarriage.com sponsored the initiatives & argued due to failure to amend the constitution would requires certain changes to school curriculum & threaten Church benefits. On November 5 2008, 3 cases were filed.
History of Marriage in
1850 - 1977 : Gender-Neutral Statutory Language
In 1850, California's marriage statutes used gender-neutral language, without reference to "man" or "woman," in providing that marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties capable of making the contract is necessary. While
1977 - 2008 : Opposite Sex marriage
2004 - 2007 : Attempts to regain recognition for same-sex marriage
From 2005 to 2008, opponents of same-sex marriages introduced several attempts to place a constitutional amendment before voters that would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages—and in some cases, domestic partnerships as well. On April 27, 2005, ProtectMarriage.com announced that it will work to place a constitutional amendment on the June 2006 ballot to define marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. n December 2005, ProtectMarriage.com failed to submit enough signatures to place a constitutional marriage amendment on the ballot. ProtectMarriage.com announced it had fallen short of the 600,000 signatures required to place the amendment on the June 2006 ballot, the group collected roughly 250,000 signatures.
Culture Of Influences
A survey from August 18 to September 26, 2008 found 57% of Asian-Americans were likely to vote in the
The Field Poll released on October 31 indicated that, in the following categories, more people were opposed to Proposition 8 than in support of it: precinct voters, registered Democrats, nonpartisan voters, people who preferred Obama as a presidential choice, coastal inhabitants, people who identified as moderate or liberal, men, women, people under 65, Whites, Latinos, Asians, people who had some post-secondary education, college graduates, Catholics, non-Christians, people not affiliated with a religion, and those personally familiar with gays and lesbians. 73% of pollees who chose Barack Obama as their preferred President were against Proposition 8. Overall, 49% of the pollees were against the proposition, 44% were for it, and 7% were undecided.
As conclusion, mass protests to look further the legality of Same-Sex Marriage & Prop 8 that should not be amend at any cost. I’m not sure whether the gay/lesbian think it’s good choice for allowing the legality of the their marriage BUT “Against-Nature Marriage” will probably misunderstood by certain people. I never blame them for protecting their rights. It’s just protecting something against us make people questioned, "is it really WORTH fighting for that risk??!!" I need some feedback on how we should look this matter.