Monday, February 16, 2009

Suza Orman

"In my opinion it is such a travesty that, a few months ago, Proposition 8, in California, passed. Proposition 2, in Florida, passed. What is that about, everybody? We are taking away a birthright, if you ask me, for people to get the most out of the money that they have spent their lives working. Those people are making money. They pay taxes on the money. Every single one of us deserves to have the same financial benefits whether we are gay or whether we are straight. And therefore, we have got to do everything we can to turn that around. Every single one of us deserves to be loved. Every single one of us deserves to love. And every single one of us deserves to make the most of the money that we have. That's my Valentine's Day wish for every single one of us," - Suze Orman.

The argument against Prop 8 and for gay marriage should not be a financial debate. Gay rights and marriage is denied based purely on religious reasoning. The financial equality involved is not as important as the civil liberties for citizens. Gay marriage should not be won on a financial front, but instead the persuasion should be rooted in tolerance. Not W2s.

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