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California Prop 8 Fail

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May. 26th, 2009 | 10:48 am
mood: angry

The fail was back in November when a small majority of voters went against equal marriage rights. The state supreme court just upheld the proposition, because they are bound to decide on the law rather than principle. At least they also confirmed the legal marriages during the interim. But it's not the court's fault, it's the voters' fault, so that's where we have to fight it next.

MarriageEquality.org has a list of protests and actions (mostly in California).

DayOfDecision.com has another list

There are twitter reports from the Sacramento protest at twitter.com/stop8dotorg and from San Francisco at twitter.com/geminiwench with lots of pictures. More coming at twitter #rejectprop8

Couragecampaign.org is proposing a Meet in the Middle demonstration reaching out from the coastal liberal cities to the more conservative inland California.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win -- Ghandi

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 27th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
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Civil rights for everyone, dammit.

I am grateful to Renaissance Faire for introducing me to a lot of great gay folks before I was old enough to know what anyone was laughing at. Pure luck.

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from: thelastgoodname
date: May. 26th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
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I love that Gandhi quote; we should all have such faith in the inevitability of progress.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 27th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
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I got the quote from someone on Twitter, I don't even know who. It is heartening. Maybe not so much "progress" as variety, diversity, escaping historical bounds.

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amusing musing

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from: sandelwood
date: May. 26th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Eventually it is inevitable. People have been staring and staring at that pesky word in the Declaration of Independence, and trying to twist its definition to fit their antiquated morals, and still, they can't change it, they can't cross it out and think of a better word to stick in there, they can't continue to pretend it doesn't really mean what it really means.

Equal.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 27th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
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It seems so simple, and yet it's so hard for most people. Humans are still pretty tribal, but wow, we really have come so far so fast. We can get to the equal and not separate part, we just have to slog on.

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: May. 26th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Had an ugly dead 'thud' in my gut when I first saw the headline this morning. Change is coming but does it have to be so slow?!?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 27th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I turned on the radio and heard people nearly crying. But we will overcome.

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