A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be on the 2012 ballot.
Supporters argue that step 1 is for the state title board to review the language of the petitions. That should be step 2!
Step 1 is for the State to identify who should be eligible for the special advantages another segregated group wants to be awarded at the expense of someone else. These people asking for special treatment because of their Lifestyle? Yet every homosexual screams foul whenever a scientist suggest a means of testing for a physical trait to determine if any particular human is not heterosexual. When it is convenient the homosexual community quickly rallies to the cry that their lifestyle is not Biology but a Choice. But granting special privileges to a particular choice of lifestyle opens a pathway for anyone who chooses to claim their lifestyle should be protected by privileged status laws as well.
So what about the physical / biology issue? The Americans with Disabilities Act has guidelines used to determine when an individual should be granted special privileges or accommodations under the law. On the other hand, civil rights legislation began based primarily on race. But as people of various races have procreated, their offspring have diluted the bloodlines of their parents. At what point do these diluted bloodlines no longer qualify for special privileges as the ‘race’ of their ancestors? Consider that these are laws for which a person or company can be fined or imprisoned or both. Is a company in violation of quota hiring laws if they count people who are only one-fourth or one-fifth of a particular privileged group? What about one-half or one-tenth? Which benefits is a person entitled to if they happen to be the children of a mixed couple where one or both of whom are offspring of a mixed couple? Say an American and Asian give birth to a child who marries the child of a Mexican and an African-American. When does it stop?
So now gays and lesbians want special privileges. They want their “lifestyle” to be defined in the law so they are entitled to more social and financial benefits they feel they are not currently permitted. I read the report by Jack Minor in this very newspaper about CISCO firing an outstanding employee based entirely on his non-work related activities as they pertained to his belief in marriage. One homosexual made one complaint based on a Google search and the guy got fired. The actions of CISCO clearly illustrate there is no equality or inclusion in their workplace, the homosexuals are already enjoying a huge advantage while those who have a different point of view are severely discriminated against.
I say it’s about time we did seek equality. Just as soon the question of what exactly is a homosexual is answered. Is this a physical trait which can be identified scientifically. I can remember a news story a dozen or so years ago that mentioned a researcher who had claimed to identify an abnormality in the brains of homosexuals – that could possibly be corrected. I don’t recall the details, but I do remember the streets of Ft. Lauderdale flooded with protestors.
Recently, in an article by the Associated Press and published on the website of KKTV television, reporting on the proposed Colorado Constitution changes, Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Pride Center, Charles Irwin, was quoted as saying, “In order for the GLBT community to move forward and obtain true equality we do sometimes have to go back and change things that are obsolete and don’t make sense, its time for us to make those changes”. What is he really saying? He wants special identification for his lifestyle defined in the law. If this is not true, let him and other leaders of the GLBT community step up and encourage the science be developed to identify who is truly unable to live a heterosexual lifestyle and who is simply choosing to be different in their sexual orientation. Then the truly abnormal can be granted all the necessary privileges to ensure they can live their life and pursue happiness in fair and equal competition with others.
But if is it simply a lifestyle choice, as is so often touted in parades and debates, it is fair to suggest that each and every one of us understand that choices have consequences. And to be equal means no special legal privileges after a choice is made.