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Prop 8 is Overturned as Bristol Palin Decides To Become Kosher

by Ilana Angel

August 5, 2010 | 9:12 am

Bristol Palin announced she is not marrying Levi Johnston.  A couple of days later, Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Prop 8, making it legal for the gay community to marry in California.  Is it a coincidence that these two seemingly unrelated things happened one after the other, and so close together?  I don’t think so.

Bristol never should have seriously thought about marrying back stabbing, lying, piggish celebrity whore Levi.  Just because he is the father of her baby does not mean she should be his wife.  All it means is that for the next 18 years she will be reminded he is a loser who gave her the greatest blessing of her life, Tripp.

It’s a travesty of justice that she is legally able to marry Levi, but gay people are not permitted the right to marry whoever they want.  How is it possible that in the United States of America,  the greatest country in the world, we have laws that do not allow all our citizens to be treated equal and fairly?

God Bless Judge Walker who stated as part of his ruling:  “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.”


This decision will hopefully be the beginning of change for America.  There will never be a time when everyone agrees on same sex marriage, but regardless of what side you are on, we must all remember that this is not about being gay or straight.  It is about being an American, and having our country treat all our citizens with respect.

In my own life, the marriages I admire and covet are those of gay couples I am blessed to have in my life.  My friends Andy and Patrick have the type of marriage I hope to have myself one day because it is filled with love, trust, support, respect and laughter.  My friends Bill and Bill are married, and raising their son in a home full of joy.  Who doesn’t want that? 

I think Bristol calling off her engagement allowed all the stars to align.  As long as she was going to marry Levi, there was something seriously wrong with marriage laws, and things were never going to make sense.  Twenty years from now Patrick and Andy will still be married, Bill and Bill will still be married, and Bristol will be a Trivial Pursuit question.

Yesterday was a great day in California.  Justice prevailed.  Marriage was approved for all people and not just stupid kids. I am sending a huge Mazel Tov to all gay couples who today are equal.  To Bristol,  you’re a good kid and as long as you continue to be kosher, and avoid all pigs, you are going to do just fine.  As for me meeting my own Patrick one day, I’m keeping the faith.

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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