And the most brilliant Facebook rant goes to…our Minnmom! LOVE this:
The first amendment guarantees the right to practice your religion; not the right to impose your religious beliefs on everyone else. Living in America requires that we account for diverse religions and beliefs—and lack thereof. If you want a homogenous country where one religion dictates the laws, try Saudi Arabia. I hear it’s awesome, really warm weather.
Allowing gay marriage in Minnesota will not force your church to perform same sex marriages if your church does not believe in them, any more than the civil rights act makes the Catholic Church ordain women. So if you don’t believe in same sex marriage, don’t stand in the way of those who believe, with just as much moral convition as you, that it’s a moral and civil rights issue. Your religion is not any more important than ours. And you are not “oppressed” just because you aren’t allowed to force your beliefs on everyone else. That’s not what religious oppression is.
I am SO stealing this! In related news, I LOVED this poster that my friend Laurita Tellado in Florida put up yesterday:
In other political news: check out how much birth control will cost you if there were a Romney-Ryan White House. (Shudder.)
Also, in California we are voting on Proposition 30, a measure that would increase taxes on the wealthiest Californians to fund education. Without it, we are looking at three weeks less of school, which as this blogger at MomsRising pointed out, would mean less instruction in the long-run as well as added childcare costs for working families. To echo the writer, if you live in California — vote YES on 30!
And don’t forget to join us in our elections open thread tomorrow. Now, get out and rock the vote, people!
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?