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The term “miscegenation” has been used since the nineteenth century to refer to interracial marriage and interracial sex, and more generally to the global process of racial admixture that has taken place since the Age of Discoveries, particularly through the European colonization of the Americas and the Atlantic slave trade.
Historically the term has been used in the context of laws banning interracial marriage and sex, so-called anti-miscegenation laws.
It is therefore a loaded word and is considered offensive by many.
Proposition 8 is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot titled Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.
If passed, the proposition would change the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.
A new section would be added stating “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
The Roman Catholic Church opposes recognition of same-sex unions, arguing that… secular government recognition of any other union within the definition of “marriage” would therefore reflect a belief in the moral equivalence of acts between a husband and wife and acts between two men or two women.
Conservatives and some moderate Christians further note that homosexuality goes directly against biblical teaching, and extend this to same-sex marriage. Some Biblical scholars interpret Genesis 19:5 as indicating that homosexual behavior led to the destruction of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Can you tell the difference?
Because, frankly, I can’t.
Here’s where you learn all about it.
Here’s where you give.
Here’s where you help kill it dead for good.