On this day, not that many years ago, I asked Raelene and I stood under the wild parrots of telegraph hill while I asked her to marry me.
Recently, the people of California voted to take the right of marriage away from a certain segment of our population, mostly based on religious reasons. Not only was this vote frightening in that it sets precedent for the majority to amend the state constitution to take away the rights of the minority, but it seemingly also stands against some of the more basic principles the religions that fought against it stand for.
Keith Olberman from MSNBC has summed it up beautifully in this powerful commentary. If you were in favor of Proposition 8, please watch it and consider what he had to say.