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Protect Marriage, Prohibit Divorce — Love It or Leave It?

A new video from Funny or Die attempts to recast the arguments in favor of California's gay-marriage ban, by using words from a pro-Prop. 8 website to make an argument in favor of outlawing divorce. If gay marriage is prohibited, they say, divorce should be too because it also "destroys the sanctity of marriage and its powerful influence on the betterment of society." Check out the petition, and let us know — love it or leave it?

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pinkreginbows pinkreginbows 8 years
Please! people make mistakes! my fiance was married hes going through the divorce right now if it wasnt for that i wouldnt be marrying him
ceej ceej 8 years
Did you see David Savage on Colbert He's waiting for all the old bigots to die, made me laugh.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
I love the video. Talking about SPIN there hahahaha. Seriously, why not make divorce and separation illegal too? Call me crazy but I cannot wait for these older politicians to die out so younger, more open-minded people can get into office. A modern society run by CAVEMAN. Our government: We will take your taxes, spend it to campaign against your civil rights, and you STILL are not equal in our eyes
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
"George Clooney, I think, made the best metaphor for the gay marriage debate when he referenced the civil rights battle in the 60's. You can give "domestic partners" all the same rights and all the same benefits as married couples, but in the end, it's not a marriage... it's separate but equal. Which, of course, is never equal." Funny thing is that type of argument is what made a lot of black people turn aways from Prop 8 a lot of black people don't want the Prop 8 issue to be on equal footing with the struggle during the civil rights era. This of course is in addition to a disproportional amount of homophobia in the black community as well.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
This is awesome and part of what is being said here is what I told my aunt who is homophobic and after discussing the issues with her she actually went from Yes on 8 to No on 8 .....a small miracle. All some of us can do try and change one mind at a time. The real issue here isn't really even Gay marriage, if civil unions had all the legal perks of marriage I don't think it would be such a huge deal what you call it, marriage is a word for goodness sake. I would call on the legislators to re do prop 8 ( name it something else) and call for equalizing civil unions to have equal standing i.e. all the perks of marriage. It's a compromise but it's better than nothing.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
And what's with the word lifestyle? Am I living a straight lifestyle? Is there some choice I have made here?
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
I love this video, but I get the feeling it's not really going to convince anyone who doesn't already agree. After all, the people that speak out most strongly against gay marriage are skilled in hypocrisy... they're the same group that manages to reconcile being "pro-life" but also pro-capital punishment. George Clooney, I think, made the best metaphor for the gay marriage debate when he referenced the civil rights battle in the 60's. You can give "domestic partners" all the same rights and all the same benefits as married couples, but in the end, it's not a marriage... it's separate but equal. Which, of course, is never equal.
ceej ceej 8 years
Just how can anyone force their lifestyle on anyone else? Oh yeah, missionaries...
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
There are over 1000 rights available to married couples. Domestic partnerships have a tiny fraction of those.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Well, yeah. If this was really all about protecting the sanctity of the heterosexual marriage and making sure children grow up in heterosexual two-parent homes, then this makes a hyperbolic sort of sense.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
snow, i totally agree with you. like i said on another post, the government has no business being involved in marriage. civil unions for all...
juju4 juju4 8 years
Also, domestic partnerships are not equal to marriage. From an HR perspective, I know that a lot of my employees with domestic partners were not allowed the same rights as married couples with regards to insurance benefits, tax deductions, etc.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Ugh. Love it. Its so not fair. Straights can go to Vegas and get married, divorced, annulled every other week if they want to, being as cavalier as they care to be, treating marriage like its a big freaking joke. Styuuuuupid :P
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Hainan, as we stand right now civil unions do not equal marriage as far as rights and protections go. That is why gay people in CA want marriage.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
snow- do you live in california? because we already have domestic partnerships, they already have that ability, the gay community just wants the word marriage...I voted no on 8 but for those that voted yes, and I know many, it was more about the gay lifestyle being forced upon them than anything
ceej ceej 8 years
I think it should be called The Britney Proposition. You have to prove you're not an idiot before you can tie the knot.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
everyone has made such great comments i don't have much to add, but i do believe that it's shameful that britney spears can get married for 19 hours and yet my friends who've been together 4 years don't have that same chance. it's sickening. im glad to hear my governor wants to see it overturned. i've been liking him lately (well, except for that whole campaigning for mccain thing - though i want to believe he was forced into it).
em1282 em1282 8 years
I like the idea. If gay people who have been together for 20+ years can't get married, then people who had the priveledge to "marry" shouldn't be able to have a "starter marriage".
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
All this, then, over the term "marriage." Seriously, unreal. Why then was there no proposition to call state marriage "contractual togetherness." At the end of the day, you can't argue that what motivated the proponents of Prop 8 was anything short of a disdain for gay people, and a desire to legislate relationships that people found distasteful.
ceej ceej 8 years
In Britain you have to marry in the registry office before a lot of church services. They have had gay marriage there for quite a few years and it has entered seamlessly into the nation's consciousness.
janneth janneth 8 years
Undave, I think your plan is the way it will eventually turn out, in California anyway. Like in France, to be legal you must go to the town hall. Then if you like, you can have your church wedding.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Why not just create a separate entity to call all legal unions, which would apply to all comings together of two people, regardless of sex or race, who wish to pool their resources, and then leave the term "marriage" to the church?
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Why can't we just not use the Bible, and say that religious formulations of marriage do not belong in the laws? I don't think it's necessary to convince people that their religion is wrong in order to convince them that perhaps their religious interpretation of marriage should be left to church services, not governmental contractual agreements.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I think that an effective argument can be waged, especially using the Bible. The problem is that it has to be done without making them defensive about their religion. Too many arguments have been made that end up just attacking the religion, instead of addressing the issue.
ceej ceej 8 years
The problem with that Dave is that I think you could never convince them they were wrong. I know that you see it the way that it is, a constitutional issue but for some, ahem, mormons, it is all about religion and they will never see it any other way.
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