It’s a bit late, considering we are voting on the issue today (and by we, I mean you Californians, not us visiting Idahoans), but I’ve decided that it should be Yes on 8. Of course, Prop 8 needs to be reworked slightly first: The current benefits of marriage need to be stripped away so that a marriage is purely religious in nature. To those of us who want the current benefits and support of marriage, we would need a civil ceremony, which would be available to any couples, gay or straight.
With this reworking, churches such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that want to promote intolerance and bigotry, can do so within the bounds of their own religion and leave the rest of us the fuck alone. Since there are plenty of Christian sects out there that aren’t still so hung up on no longer being able to discriminate against blacks and women that they have to focus all their hatred on the gays, those can be the faiths for the hopeful Christians of America.
For those of us who accept that god is a word, rather than God the Word, we can be happy celebrating our religion-free marriages. And to that, I say “Thank God.” Oops.