In case you are the Grinch and heartless, please know that my posts have typically taken on a frivolous, relaxed approach to life. When you are living in Hawaii though, that comes easily, and without much effort. This post is different though, like a polka-dot in a sea of stripes. This is my first post where I will duck under the rope and enter the political ring with my fists up and make my presence felt. I do so because I think the issue at hand- Same-Sex Marriage in California- is a topic I feel strongly about and I want my voice heard. I will uniquivocally say that I believe marriage is a sacred union reserved for man and woman exclusively. California is voting in November to recognize only marriage between a man and a woman, a ruling that would put back into effect a law passed in 2000 that has since been reversed. I urge all my Californian readers (you know who you are, both of you) to vote in favor of keeping marriage between a man and a woman. A few weeks ago I heard a man say (is that ambigious or what) that Americans are all about rights and freedom. I whole heartedly agree, unless they violate the laws of God. I believe strongly that marriage is ordained of God and should be reserved naturally between a man and a woman. I also believe that Families are sacred, divine, and eternal. Same-Sex marriage, while offering rights to a minority, violates God's definiton of marriage and therefore leads to unhappiness. Without going too deep into my feelings about same-gender attraction, let me link you to an interview I found to be very helpful between a reporter and two Church leaders regarding same-gender attraction. In this interview they talk openly, intelligently and frankly about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' view on the topic, of which I agree. I do think that marriage is a sacred union reserved only for man and woman, and I hope and pray that Californians will recognize that principle in November. There, time to tag out of the ring for now.