Filed under: Family, Human Rights, Marriage | Tags: Activism, Equality, Prop 8
When the idea for this post came to me (via IM suggestion, LOL), I didn’t realize that today, October 15th, is Blog Action Day. This year’s Blog Action Day global issue is Poverty. While I know that this issue needs and deserves attention, this post is not about that. I could pretend to connect it with some fancy wording about “poverty of character” or how poverty is about lack, but I won’t. I apologize to anyone who came here hoping to read about my perspectives on Poverty, but I am up in arms about something a little different and this morning I realized I had had enough and it was time to do something. This post is about Equality. Nothing more, nothing less. Please feel free to leave and go to the Blog Action Day site and read/learn/help; I will not be offended in the least. As a matter of fact, since the rest of this post is a call to action, I really only want the supportive people to stay. I’m not here to persuade people who believe one way to come ’round to my way of thinking. I’m here to persuade people who think like I do to do something about it.
All right. So you’re here about Equality now. My specific focus today is marriage equality, and Prop 8 in California. So anyone who can’t or doesn’t support the civil rights of gay people to marry, you’re going to want to leave now, too. Go ahead over to the Poverty site.
Okay. I think we’re all on the same page here now. Just to clarify, this is the page I’m on (yes, it was a school project but I meant every damn word):
On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court overruled the California ban on gay marriage (see the full decision here). Now, Prop 8 on the California ballot seeks to amend the California Constitution to state that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” And I can’t sit back and watch this happen without doing something. So I’m asking: Please – if you live in California, vote NO on Prop 8. Now, I don’t live in California, but I can give money in support of groups who are trying to defeat this prejudicial legislation. I chose the Human Rights Campaign, but there are others: Equality California, NoOnProp8, and the ACLU. If you can’t give money, give words of support. Leave comments here to let them know that it’s not just celebrities who say No to Prop 8.
Vote. Give. Or speak. Pick one, any one. Please.
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