You’ve probably heard in the past few weeks the charge that Proposition 2, which would define marriage in the Texas Constitution as the union of one man and one woman, would write discrimination into our state’s document. Don’t believe it for a second.

    Gay marriage has never been a constitutional right in America. Those who support Proposition 2 aren’t trying to deprive homosexuals of any of the legal protections they currently enjoy. Instead, they are trying to prevent runaway courts from creating out of thin air new “rights” that would prove detrimental to society.

    Yelling “discrimination” is not the only strategy liberals have unleashed to defeat this proposition, though. They also have argued that gay marriage is a civil rights issue akin to the African-American struggle for equality. It is shameful and wrong to compare present day homosexuals to past generations of African-Americans, who were institutionally prevented from voting, lived under segregation, and were treated as second-class citizens. Most African-Americans understand that homosexual marriage is not a civil right. A civil rights icon, Jesse Jackson, has noted that “gays were never called three-fifths human in the Constitution.”

    Proposition 2 supporters have also been ridiculed as “bigots.” How can that be, when the language being proposed is similar to the language of the Defense of Marriage Act, passed by 427 members of Congress? Are they and former President Clinton, who signed the bill into law bigots, too?

    Proposition 2 on campus has been challenged not on its merits as a political issue, but mostly by intellectually dishonest and slanderous labeling by the far-left in an attempt to suppress intellectual support for the proposition. In fact, you could easily infer from the current tension on campus that Proposition 2 is highly unpopular and has virtually no chance of passing. But in the real world, the opposite is true. The majority of Texans support Proposition 2 and that is the case for the majority of Americans across the country.

    This aggressive campaign to undermine marriage as it has always been known can be defeated, but only if we all stand up to support Proposition 2 on November 8!

Amy Stewart

Movement For The Future

 

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