What’s The Point to Voting

In 2000, California voted that marriage is between one man and one woman. This measure was approved by roughly 60% of the voters.  Just last week the California Supreme Court decided to overturn the will of the people and redefine what marriage is and allow for same sex marriages.  So my question then is what is the point to voting?

Dr James Dobson, from Focus on the Family, had a great article in response to this verdict handed down from the California Supreme Court. 

 Time and time again this issue has arisen on ballots in different states and the people have voted to preserve marriage as between one man and one woman.  It is funny that the roots of marriage come from the Bible yet individuals think we should redefine it.  The majority of the people in this nation do not want to redefine it but there is an agenda by others to impose their views on the majority. 

Many might argue that same sex couple should have a right to be married.  Unfortunately the Bible defines marriage between a man and a woman.  Our society and the world has accepted that marriage is between a man and a woman.  Even if you do not believe in God, then for the purpose of procreation, same sex marriage does not make sense. 

Individuals of different races, sex, color, faith,or sexual orientation have rights in this country and should not be discriminated against. Please note that marriage is not a right given by the government but it is define by God.  Society has accepted it and we should not force others to abandon their faith or redefine their faith.  Then we are violating their rights if we force them to redefine their faith.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “What’s The Point to Voting

  1. If marriage is not a right granted by the government, why do so many religious people bother to pay for the marriage license that is printed by the the government?

    Marriage, in the government’s view, is a contract. Denying 2 people the opportunity to enter into a contract based on the genders of those 2 people is indeed a violation of civil rights.

  2. It’s a very interesting debate, probably one of the most interesting in many years. I moved back to California 2 years ago after spending 5 in Oregon. Personally, I’m against Prop. 8 but I feel that everyone has a right to a vote and that it should not be the decision of the courts. If it passes, it passes. If it fails, it fails. I have no problems with gays being allowed to have the same rights as everyone else. My mom always tells me that this is similar to things she saw growing up in the South in the 1960’s, only with a different set of citizens.

    Thanks!

    http://kreuzer33.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/yes-or-no-on-proposition-8-in-california/

  3. the government regulates marriage because it is the fundamental unit of society. so while, yes, it is a religious institution, the government has a clear investment in its success.

    if you say any two people should be able to get married…then why is the government regulating it?

    also, if you take away the marriage restrictions, really there is no basis for denying sibling marriages or polygamy.

    the reason marriage is exclusive is because it is the safest best place for children (whether or not a couple chooses to have them).

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