Sunday, February 15, 2009

Why does Ken Starr care?

Ken Starr, once (in)famous for his role in the Clinton impeachment, is now trying to forcibly divorce over 18,000 Lesbian and Gay married couples. These people were married before Prop 8 passed, and their marriages were legal and binding in the State of California. I know I am biased, but is it really right to do such a thing? This kind of retroactive action is unlawful and dangerous in my opinion. It sets all kinds of precedents. As far as I know, this will be the first time married couples have been divorced through no fault of their own. This is discrimination, out in the open for everyone to see.

These married couples were only trying to do what all of us are trained to do from birth. Find someone you love, settle down with them, and create a loving environment to raise a family. In fact, many people who are anti gay accuse LGBT people of being to promiscuous to have a stable family home. This is a stereotype, and simply untrue. While there are many LGBT couples who don't want children, the same can be said for heterosexual couples. Yet these heterosexuals, who have no intention on raising a family are allowed to enter into the bonds of marriage. Why is it they can go childless, and at the same time the far right uses the lack of wanting children as an excuse to forbid homosexual unions? Isn't this a double standard?

So my real question is, why does Kenneth Starr care about this? Maybe he just doesn't think that all people deserve equal treatment under the law. If that's the case, then why would a school as great as Pepperdine have such a horse's ass as a dean? Maybe they don't know that a bigot is running their Law School!

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