“The Prop. 8 proponents are trying to distract the courts from the fact that at trial they could come up with no credible witness who could justify continued unequal treatment of loving, committed same-sex couples.”
This week, three people who have zero connections to one another, have made headlines for their anti-gay comments. All three believe that being gay is a “choice.” To that I say, ignorance is not a choice.
Despite the many recent advances, the right to file married or joint taxes and to enjoy the benefits of filing married filing jointly are still not recognized or granted. In this sense, same-sex couples are clearly not treated equally and continue to be prejudiced against.
"We're losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don't know if that's going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We've probably lost that."