Last week, I wrote about how and why I'm voting No on Prop 8.
I wasn't quite able to articulate exactly what was bothering me so much about the TV commercials that proponents for the measure currently have on air, until a few days later when I read this post by Dad Gone Mad.
After some thought, I came to the conclusion that Politicians as a lot, have no business dictating anything about marriage. I mean seriously, if you look to our elected government leaders as role models for "traditional" marriage you get:
It's a bunch of philanderers and prostitute seekers. The campaign trail is littered with power hungry politicals who leave (or step out on) their wives (even when they're dying), their husbands (even when they're moose hunting) and children. They even have dalliances with their subordinates in the Oval Office. Or they seek quickies in airport restrooms and get arrested for it. I really don't want to have to explain any of that to my 2nd grader and I'm thankful there isn't a children's book title that does so currently on the shelves.
For me, the comparison makes a very, very strong argument for what this commercial is so fearful of. Hey, at least in the storybook King & King the character can be described as a "prince".
Please, no matter how you feel about "marriage", don't let politicians dictate its definition.