Here in Iowa, the state supreme court threw out the law that marriage is only between a man and woman, based on the concept that it takes away a basic freedom (happiness, etc.) of a certain part of the population.
In Iowa, judges are appointed, but every few years they go up for “retention elections”.
Now, there’s a bunch of bigots out there trying to get people to vote these judges out (the three of them up for retention this cycle). They say its to stop judges from “legislating from the bench”, though we all know their real reasons. But unfortunately their fake reason is bullshit too.
They claim the judges have to follow “the will of the people”. Are they really that stupid? Do they really think that’s a judges job? I’m not sure. Some of them, maybe. The rest are just using that as a crappy cover for their real, bigoted reasons.
I’m just so fucking sick of these bigots trying to use all this bullshit to cover their real agenda. And having to give them airtime is even worse. Its like giving them credence. I hate it. I want to beat the shit out of these people.
Now, for my friends here that don’t believe in gay marriage, I’m fine with that. You are allowed to believe what you believe. Just be honest about it. Don’t ruin another person’s life, like these judges, just to get what you want. They followed the rules, did their jobs, they should not be punished for it.