Far right blog “Free Republic” and far left blog “Democratic Underground” have both begun debating the merits of the initiative today. Each site has its share of detractors and supporters, demonstrating that this is far from a partisan issue. Family values are important to everyone.
trumandogz @ FreeRepublic.com writes:
Great idea and a perfect way to protect marriage.
While notesdev @ DemocraticUnderground.com adds:
It would sure make people think long and hard before making what should be a lifelong commitment. Easy divorce sure didn’t help children any.
So we have synchronicity! An idea that cuts across ideological backgrounds and appeals to liberals and conservatives alike. Unfortunately, while we did garner support, there were also cynics in the crowd, who do not share our vision for a more values-based California.
DebbieCDC @ DemocraticUnderground.com writes:
Apparently some whackjob(s) in CA have gathered enough signatures to get this on the November ballot*
It’s a ballot initiative. Some crackpot(s) think that even IF this gets approved by a majority of voters, it will survive a court challenge. It seems they may have gotten enough valid signatures to get it on the ballot. The wackos are crawling out of the woodwork.
And in a particularly hurtful comment, The Unknown Republican @ FreeRepublic.com writes:
Although I support the concept in principle, I don’t believe this is a serious push by a conservative group or Christian organization. It seems to me that this is more likely a stunt by bitter leftwing homosexuals…an answer of sorts to Prop. 8. These people think they can show that the real motivation behind Prop. 8 wasn’t the protection of marriage but rather the hatred of gays. At least that seems to be their theory of operation on this…
I’d like to assure “The Unknown Republican” that nothing could be further from the truth. I know that the real motivation of the people who supported Prop 8 was to protect traditional marriages, which is why I’m sure their support for protecting traditional marriage will not change — even if this time it’s their own rights that are being curtailed.