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Prop. 8 Protest - A Beautiful Sight

I love the energy at this anti-Prop. 8 protest in San Diego. This bad law is SO getting tossed. You can’t write discrimination into the state constitution without a supermajority and for a damn good reason. A bunch of filthy out-of-state money and lying TV spots don’t get these bigots a win. California is better than that. The Mormons and religious right ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. We will overturn this prop, and the rest of the states will fall like dominoes.


 


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vjack / November 16th, 2008, 7:23 am / #1

I sure hope you are right. There were even protests here in Mississippi (as hard as that may be for those of you living in the civilized world to believe)!

Louis / November 16th, 2008, 4:51 pm / #2

SWEET!

Peter / November 17th, 2008, 1:38 pm / #3

Quite stonishing actually. Several years ago, before Canada rescinded discrimination against homosexual marriages, the US papers were full of attacks against us eskimos up here, destroying the roots of western civilization – and look now: demos against outlawing homosexual marriages in the US.
Wonders never cease, and humanistic ideas acyually can take hold.

Laryssa / November 17th, 2008, 5:08 pm / #4

Thanks so much for the info! Too Shy to Stop photographer Shaun Bell captured some really great photos from the Prop 8 protest in DC. You can view his photo essay here.

AmenASHandF / November 18th, 2008, 11:11 pm / #5

Laryssa,
I tried the linked u marked here but it wasn’t wking, anyone else this happened to?

Alan / November 20th, 2008, 2:55 am / #6

It’s sad that proposition 8 passed in California but it can always be rescinded! As one Los Angeles Times article pointed out a few months ago, once all the old people die the gay people will be free to do whatever they like… so it’s just a matter of time.

Just like slavery. Just like Womens’ Suffrage. Just like the Civil Rights in the 1960s. It’s the shifting zeitgeist at work!

I’m a Californian (actually San Diego ;), born and raised, by the way.

Anyways, thanks for the video…

Tatarize / November 20th, 2008, 8:36 am / #7

Perhaps we won't personally overturn prop 8 but rather have it serve as just the test case needed to send it up to the supreme court (hopefully with a few Obama appointees on the bench). The argument isn't that difficult.

I have right X.

Q is a different gender.

Therefore, Q does not have right X.

The 14th amendment says that everybody gets the same rights.

Q constitutionally has right X.

It is not constitutional to deny a person rights held by other citizens because of their gender. While I can marry women, it is not acceptable to say that women cannot marry women because they are women.

In principle this is the same argument used to overturn interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia.

tom freidrich / January 17th, 2009, 10:44 am / #8

In Califirnia, it is already a fact of law that a homosexual or lesbian couple joined in a legal cival union has the exact same legal rights as a heterosexual couple joined in a legal cival union. They have the exact same tax breaks, the insurance companies must recognize them as benificiaries, etc. Anyone who wants to know the truth, can look up the laws in this state. As strange as this sounds, the actual battle is about whether homosexual and lesbian couples can use the word 'marriage' to describe their union.

BlackSun / January 17th, 2009, 11:14 am / #9

tom, that may be true, (not sure of the technicalities). But even if it were, it would still remain a status of second-class marriage. Kind of like the separate but equal facilities created to maintain racial segregation. People looking at gay couples would say they're "married." Overturning Prop. 8 would permanently remove the quotation marks.

The only objection is religious. And since the religious are the only ones who still call gay people "homosexual," I will assume that you are. Why mount yet another religious justification for this outrageous and hateful proposition? It just further discredits religion (if that were possible).

Stop sidestepping the issue: what if you were prevented by law from marrying the person you love? That's the only question that matters.

John Dillon / May 12th, 2009, 3:31 pm / #10

Waa waa waa, what if you were prevented by law from marrying the person you love…I can't believe you want gays/homosexuals able to adopt kids. I'd rather have been adopted by a pack of wolves than the typical gay miscreant…you don't need to be religious to despise people who act that way – like genderless mushballs.

John Dillon / May 12th, 2009, 3:35 pm / #11

You'll also have to answer for the obvious fact that BLACKS are the most anti-gay part of society – if you want to say there is a full link between the civil rights movement and the gay movement. There is a 50-50 link…I think…gays are taking it too far though, and their energy SUCKS…if you want to talk about energy…gays have disgusting energy in general, especially the males, filthy, this is the real reason you used the word FILTHY in your article, because unconsciously you know that the gays act like filthy, gross, sickened fools.

fabulousfiasco / May 14th, 2009, 6:32 am / #12

It's a shame that chickens and pigs fared better in the California election than gays. The gays got denied rights, while the chickens and pigs are celebrating cool new digs.
And how can the Mormons presume to be a shining example of what marriage should be? Aren't they the ones who marry 14 year old girls to middle aged men who already have a few wives?

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