The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

Google’s position on 8

Posted by brightcoast on October 31, 2008

I was quite surprised that Google decided to take a stance on the issue, and delighted to find out they are against prop 8. You can find their blog entry about it here. I’m so glad to see that politicians, celebrities, companies, and heck even the good ole AALS are throwing their support behind upholding the fundamental right. I only hope the CA general electorate will be so American.

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7 Responses to “Google’s position on 8”

  1. Jessie said

    See http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1129476/getting_prop_8_straight.html?post=true&cat=17 for a review of the LAW — not mere opinions — on Prop. 8.

  2. Vernicious Knid said

    When and if you vote, Jessie, isn’t it true that your decision will similarly be just a “mere opinion”?

  3. Andy Perry said

    The Red Cross already discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. They do not let homosexuals donate blood. Common sense would tell us all not to promote anything related to homosexuality.

  4. brightcoast said

    Is the Red Cross a governmental entity? Last time I checked, they were a non-profit organization, proof positive that churches can continue to discriminate as they please once Prop 8 is defeated.

  5. Dan J. said

    Andy,
    The Red Cross is opposed to not allowing gay men to give blood. It was an attempt to control the AIDs virus and they are fighting to have it reversed. Your comment lacks any common sense what so ever.

  6. brightcoast said

    Oh, and p.s. the Red Cross doesn’t say anything about homosexual females, only males.

  7. Steven Cordova said

    My Thoughts-We need to come up with a new proposition…

    A Proposition that frames all the same legal benefits as marriage with a different name than “marriage” would go much further in dispelling all of the emotional arguments that have polarized during the Proposition 8 ballot issues. I think that we would gain the most momentum by formulating a new Proposition and stick to arguing for the same civil rights given in a conventional marriage. Under the constitution, we would have much stronger footing fighting for civil requests that do not intertwine with matters of Faith and religion. I don’t think that the conservative Christians that protested “gay marriages” really cared about the validation of the lives of gay men and women but felt defensive over issues that are not that important to the gay community. It is my observation that there is not a general awareness regarding the differences between Domestic Partnerships and the civil liberties afforded in a conventional “marriage”. I think there would be an easier fight to reframe “marriage” as a “civil union”, with federal and state equalization of the rights in a conventional “marriage” only calling a gay version a different name. If some other term is used that stays away from all of the conservative Christian “buttons” that triggered the extreme polarization of the Prop 8 issues the civil rights would most like prevail.

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