With so many celebrities stepping up to say no to Proposition 8 in California — which seeks to overturn an earlier state Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage — I thought it only proper to mention this news of Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s stance on the issue.
During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Palin said that she supported a Constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex unions. “I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman,” she said.”I wish on a federal level that’s where we would go. I don’t support gay marriage.”
This view is contrary to the positions of her running mate, Senator John McCain — who believes states should be left to decide such matters.
It should be noted that Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared on Ellen yesterday and publicly decried the Prop 8 amendment; calling it “regressive” and “unfair” and added that he and running mate Barack Obama opposed a similar initiative nationally.
Let’s hope America puts intolerance behind it this coming November and makes the right choice. It won’t put this matter to rest completely, but having two progressive, compassionate leaders in office would certainly be a step in the right direction.