I guess I'm following the political theme from yesterday's post...
All joking aside...there are some really big issues being decided in this historic election.
I know that not everybody is all that interested in politics and that sometimes it can be uncomfortable to post or read about certain political issues.
I have not said much about an issue that is on the ballot in both Arizona and California mainly because I think I am not eloquent enough to do the topic justice.
But because this is something I think is truly important, I wanted to add my little voice on the issue of amending these state constitutions to stipulate that only a marriage between one man and one woman would be valid in these states.
I feel strongly about this issue and I support both Prop 102 here in Arizona and Prop 8 in California.
I don't want to spend a lot of time defending my position on this, but I will refer you to some good discussions of these issues.
The first place I will point you to is to a blog post written by a very dear friend, Andrew. He and his wife, Janie are California residents. He has written a beautiful and sensitive defense of Prop 8 and discusses why he and his wife support the Proposition. He has also included links to good websites with good information that are also very well done.
You can find a great discussion of this topic over at Cheryl's blog...take a look at the comments. The discussion there is quite respectful and there is discussion from people who take both sides on the issue.
Summer has listed some great websites and states her own feelings on the issue here.
I hope that this issue isn't too uncomfortable for any of my readers. Please know that I do understand that this is a sensitive topic. I have friends who feel strongly on both sides of this issue as well. In this case...I just feel that this issue is critical and I couldn't feel good about not saying something any longer.