Proposition 8 and others on California State Propositions

By Michael Dorausch, DC

Voting yes on Proposition 8 would eliminate the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. It’s a hot issue here in Los Angeles, one I have been hearing people talk about more frequently as we get closer to election Tuesday. We’ve really been trying to avoid the discussion of politics in the office, but the topic on at least a few of these propositions has come up more than once during adjusting hours in our chiropractic clinic. Are things this crazy in your state?

California-State-Proposition-8As far as I know there are 12 propositions on this year’s California State ballot. Proposition 1A deals with a high speed passenger train to be built, and Proposition 2 is for increasing standards related to confining farm animals. The first is related to transportation, state jobs, and air pollution, while the second pushes for certain farm animals to be allowed to fully extend their limbs or wings, lie down, stand up and turn around, during the majority of the day. No one’s brought up either of those two propositions in the office, but I did joke about Proposition 2c, which would require chiropractic care for all farm animals. (I’m voting yes on two)

Proposition 4 relates to notifying parents and possibly other adult relatives when minors seek to terminate a pregnancy. No one’s brought that one up in the office and I don’t think I’d entertain any discussion if it were.

Proposition 8 would eliminate the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. This one’s been a super hot issue and I’ve been seeing signs and bumper stickers on cars, as well as lawn signs, promoting voting no and/or voting yes (depending on whose lawn or car you’re looking at) on this proposition. This one came up today in the office at least twice. I have to say that in all instances related to State propositions no one has asked me how I’m going to vote, they’ve just either brought up their position on the issue while in the office, or reminded me to take a look at the issue. Actually nice to see people are so involved in these ballot measures.

I don’t watch much television but I hear there’s lots of commercials running relating to Proposition 8. There’s commercials featuring people arguing both sides of the issue and it’s probably the biggest proposition on this year’s ballot. I really don’t understand it since I thought it was already a law in the state of California that same-sex couples had a right to marry. Perform a Google search if you are seeking more information related to proposition 8 polls.

I’m actually looking forward to next week, maybe after the elections we can get some news related to things like NFL football, reasons to be thankful, and Black Friday 2008 shopping ideas. @ 9:22 pm | Article ID: 1225167781