[Politics] The California Proposition 8 supporters have taught me a valuable lesson: Just because people say they're "married" and have a "document" that purports to "prove" that fact, doesn't mean they're actually married. Oh, no no no no no.
They may love each other very much; they may even have children. But, in fact, they need to seek my approval of their marriage, for some reason. (Don't ask me why this is so; apparently the Proposition 8 supporters have special knowledge about this point.) I had always thought that somebody else's marriage was a private matter between them. But Proposition 8 has proven me wrong. A marriage belongs to everybody in the state! If enough people say a marriage doesn't exist, then it doesn't; you can even pass laws against other people's marriages.
So, from here on out, I no longer recognize the validity of LDS Temple "marriages," * and I encourage others not to recognize such "marriages." I'm sorry, but if you were "married" in an LDS Temple ceremony, as far as I'm concerned, you're not married at all. We've got to draw the line somewhere--so why not draw it there?
*Note: Special exemptions will be made for temple-married folks who opposed Proposition 8, such as my partner's mother and that lovely woman who organized a last-minute vigil.