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"You have the sames rights every other American has to marry. You are a woman and may marry one man. To ask for more than that is DEMANDING special rights. Because of your choice, you are telling the MAJORITY of Americans that WE are wrong and that we MUST give you extra rights, and that is to CHANGE the tradition and legal definition of marriage to suit YOUR WANTS. You tell us that you are a second rate citizen? GIVE ME A BREAK. I will not feel sorry for you or anyone else who DEMANDS that I do so, just because of your sexual choices." -

Belva Post, 1,000,000 for Defending Prop 8 59 Comments [9/1/2009 9:41:33 AM]
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entropius

So who gets to decide where marriage rights begin and end?

Real people only, please.

9/1/2009 9:46:39 AM

Knotilus

It wouldn't be a "special right" extended only to gays. Everyone would have the right to marry someone of the same sex. Even you.

9/1/2009 9:46:55 AM

Patches

"You have the same rights every other American has to marry. You are a woman and may marry a white man. To ask for more than that is DEMANDING special rights. Because of your choice, you are telling the MAJORITY of Americans that WE are wrong and that we MUST give you extra rights, and that is to CHANGE the tradition and legal definition of marriage to suit YOUR WANTS."

Change one word, and this is the exact same argument used 40 years ago. And after things changed, society totally collapsed, you know.

9/1/2009 9:52:43 AM

John

Patches beat me to it ...

9/1/2009 10:07:05 AM

Geno

Can someone tell me why fundies, who are so often quick to foam at the mouth and rant about the Constitution and claim that it is being ignored, just as quickly forget what it says and what our forefathers were aiming for?

Remember their promise that all men shall have the right to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'? Can you tell me how you are not obstructing that third right?

9/1/2009 10:13:36 AM

Blackvoice

Here we go again.

9/1/2009 10:14:47 AM

Katsuro

@Knotilus:

I would second your point, except I was going to make it and you got their first, so fuck you! (joke)


9/1/2009 10:16:37 AM

Papabear

But, there should be no discrimination by gender. Just as in employment and housing, to allow discrimination by gender has no place in our society.

Who other people choose to marry is none of your business.

9/1/2009 10:22:39 AM

El Zorro

I can't believe they still use this argument.

9/1/2009 10:30:31 AM

Thundersqueaks

You would have enjoyed being a feudal lord, Belva.

9/1/2009 10:55:39 AM

loshad

The phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is not in the Constitution. That's from the Declaration of Independence.

Not that this person isn't an idiot, but if we're going to stand behind founding documents, we should at least make sure we know what's in them.

9/1/2009 10:55:59 AM

Hammurabi

It isn't a special or an extra right. EVERYONE would be able to marry a same-sex partner. ;)

9/1/2009 11:12:17 AM

aaa

Prop 8 is going down, one way or another.

9/1/2009 11:25:35 AM

revolver

Hey, it's Ms. EXTRA SPECIAL again, back for another round of ignorant bullshit.

Edit: I guess Belva would be woman's name and not a man's, but who knows, her parents could have been just as confused as she is.

9/1/2009 12:44:51 PM

dpareja

@Patches: Actually, it would be, "You are a white woman and may marry a white man," or, "You are a black woman and may marry a black man," or the like.

9/1/2009 12:56:48 PM

atrasicarius

"You have the sames rights every other American has to marry. You are a white woman and may marry one white man. To ask for more than that is DEMANDING special rights. Because of your choice, you are telling the MAJORITY of Americans that WE are wrong and that we MUST give you extra rights, and that is to CHANGE the tradition and legal definition of marriage to suit YOUR WANTS. You tell us that you are a second rate citizen? GIVE ME A BREAK. I will not feel sorry for you or anyone else who DEMANDS that I do so, just because of your racial choices."

9/1/2009 1:08:22 PM

Table Rock

From now on people can only drive teal Ford Escorts. What? You have the same rights as I do? We can both drive teal Ford Escorts. To want to drive anything else would be asking for special rights.

9/1/2009 1:10:16 PM

Mihangel apYrs

It isn't a FUCKING CHOICE!!!!

Who in their right mind would CHOOSE to be persecuted, assaulted, beaten, and sometimes MURDERED by people like you, when being straight guarantees an easier life?

9/1/2009 1:26:42 PM

CatAnon

"You have the sames rights every other American has to marry. You are a black woman and may marry one black man. To ask for more than that is DEMANDING special rights. Because of your choice, you are telling the MAJORITY of Americans that WE are wrong and that we MUST give you extra rights, and that is to CHANGE the tradition and legal definition of marriage to suit YOUR WANTS. You tell us that you are a second rate citizen? GIVE ME A BREAK. I will not feel sorry for you or anyone else who DEMANDS that I do so, just because of you want to marry a white man."

fix't

9/1/2009 1:43:24 PM

Gamiac

You know what, just keep whining about this. Soon enough, your people will fall into irrelevancy, and gay marriage will be legalized. It's just a matter of time.

9/1/2009 1:48:07 PM

Old Viking

WHAT did you say, BELVA. I can't HEAR you.

9/1/2009 1:51:01 PM

The L

Anyone want to post that Betty Bowers video about "Biblical marriage?"

Because I'm sorely tempted. After all, if we're going by Biblical marriage, I get my very own harem of personal sex-slaves.

9/1/2009 2:18:35 PM

Doubting Thomas

Um, no, there's no "extra" rights since people will still only be allowed to marry one person at a time. The thing that makes it equal is that they get to marry someone who they want to marry.

And the reason there's no "extra" rights in gay marriage is that heterosexuals can marry someone of the same gender, too.

9/1/2009 2:58:18 PM

Osiris

It's not a special right. Everyone will have the right to marry someone of the same sex. But it's a right. You don't have to do it.

9/1/2009 5:32:09 PM

Matante

DEMANDING MAJORITY WE MUST CHANGE YOUR WANTS. GIVE ME A BREAK. DEMANDS.

It almost makes sense! One day, I'll break the code of random capitalisation!

9/1/2009 5:56:57 PM

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