Friday, November 07, 2008

Prop 8

Ok its been a while and much has happened and I would have blogged about it, but...much was happening. In fact I have and am considering knocking blogging to touch. I am at the moment, undecided on that score. However, I felt this was worthwhile. In my now ex-home of California, people voted for Prop 8, a law that outlaws gay marriage. As a reaction a friend posted this quote from my favourite atheist Thomas Jefferson on her Facebook page . It says all that needs to be said.

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind as that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.

Thomas Jefferson