"Okay, well, I'm going to watch my shows so I can't."
Proposition 8, or the Marriage Protection Act, was passed in November 2008. Various supporters argued that "exclusively heterosexual marriage was an essential institution of society," and "by leaving the constitution unchanged would result in public schools teaching our kids that gay marriage is okay."
Simply reading this past paragraph makes me shake my head. The fact that homosexuality is still such a taboo subject is troubling to me, as it should be to everyone. Just read what Prop 8 is called again: the Marriage Protection Act. What are we actually protecting? And from whom? This supposed sacred union is anything but, with a divorce rate still hovering around 50%.
Just last week I had a friend tell me a story from a wedding he attended. Mere hours after pledging their so-called love for one another, an argument broke out between the bride and groom that culminated in them sleeping in separate rooms. Two weeks later they were divorced. Saying gays will ruin marriage is just as sane as the church blaming them for pedophilia. Thankfully, steps are being taken to right the ship. Actors Mike White and Justin Long, along with directing collaborators Josh Gordon and Will Speck (BLADES OF GLORY) created a short film that will hopefully shine even more light on an ever-illuminating campaign that gives everyone--gay and straight--the right for a chance at happiness. Or at least half a chance.
Watch this video, it's actually quite funny.