Same sex marriages

16 Nov, 2008
 None    Politics

it's a matter of love

OlbermannRael sent his deepest support to Keith Olbermann this week. Keith is an anchor man for MSNBC, a very large TV network in the US. He had a special commentary following the passing of the infamous “Proposition 8” in California. By a slim margin, voters passed a law making same-sex marriages unconstitutional. :-( One of the many ironic things about its passage was the fact that minorities voted against equal rights for minorities. What a world!

We have expressed our support to same sex marriages on several occasions on this site but we thought it would be nice to share the text of what Keith Olbermann said on the subject. The link to the video, if you feel like watching him, is located below.

Here is what Olberman said:
Gay marriage is a question of love.-Everyone deserves the same chance at permanence and happiness

Finally tonight as promised, a Special Comment on the passage, last week, of Proposition Eight in California, which rescinded the right of same-sex couples to marry, and tilted the balance on this issue, from coast to coast.

Some parameters, as preface. This isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics, and this isn't really just about Prop-8. And I don't have a personal investment in this: I'm not gay, I had to strain to think of one member of even my very extended family who is, I have no personal stories of close friends or colleagues fighting the prejudice that still pervades their lives.
And yet to me this vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it.