Friday, November 14, 2008

Elton John and Prop 8

Not ever the shrinking violet on gay rights, Elton John is actually the voice of reason on this topic. Here is the article on it, but here it is...

NEW YORK — Elton John, accompanied by his longtime partner, David Furnish, had some choice words about California's Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage that passed on Nov. 4.
In December 2005, John and Furnish tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony in Windsor, England. But, clarified the singer, "We're not married. Let's get that right. We have a civil partnership. What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage."
John and Furnish, and their two cocker spaniels, Marilyn and Arthur, were in town for Tuesday's annual benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
"I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership," John says. "The word 'marriage,' I think, puts a lot of people off.
"You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships."


Crystal said...

Thank you, Elton John for being peaceful and reasonable!

Jackie said...

I'm sure there are many gay people who agree with him. It is a very realistic and reasonable view. Everyone wins when people can give and take a little. I feel our side is willing to extend themselves but the other side will not. It's all or nothing with them. Thank you Elton john for being the voice of compromise and reason.

Red State Time said...

I don't know if it ever truly was about gay "rights". They were already afforded all the same rights of married couples awhile ago. I think that many homosexuals felt that they needed prop 8 not to pass so they could feel normal, or not different. What they don't realize is that they have the power within themselves to do that. Elton is just making it known that he doesn't need anyone to tell him that. He's good the way he is.

What I'm trying to get at is that the passing or not passing of prop8 will not give them the normalcy that they are looking for, They can only find that within themselves. They don't need anyone else to think they are. They just need themselves to and who cares what anyone else thinks.

Nobody thinks being a Mormon is normal and has preconceived notions of it and makes comments about it all the time. Do I care? Not a chance. I know what the truth is and that's all that matters. I don't waste my time with the "haters". Neither should gays.