Why is it so hard for those on the other side of the equality to see the simple and basic fairness articulated by these religious leaders? (LAT):

California’s six most senior Episcopal bishops Wednesday unanimously declared their opposition to a constitutional amendment on the statewide November ballot that would ban same-sex marriage.

The bishops argued that preserving the right of gays and lesbians to marry would enhance the “Christian values” of monogamy, love and commitment.

“We believe that continued access to civil marriage for all, regardless of sexual orientation, is consistent with the best principles of our constitutional rights,” said the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

…[S]ociety is strengthened when two people who love each other choose to enter into marriage, engaged in a lifetime of disciplined relationship building that serves as a witness to the importance of love and commitment…We believe that this continued access [to marriage] promotes Jesus’ ethic of love, giving and hop

And on the other side, the money keeps pouring in from the agents of intolerance:

The Protect Marriage Coalition announced plans last month for 1 million Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Muslims, evangelical Christians, Sikhs and Hindus to plant 1 million “Yes on Proposition 8” lawn signs in their frontyards. In addition, the coalition is sending volunteers door to door to speak with voters and planning an advertising campaign, to begin as early as the end of this month. “Marriage is an institution for a man and a woman,” said Jeff Flint, the campaign’s co-chairman. “The institution of marriage around which society is constructed means less when it’s not the traditional definition.”

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding