Prop 8 Protests

gay-marriage-ban-two-votesProtests over Proposition 8 are starting to take shape for November 15, 2008.

If you want to demonstrate, here is a partial state by state listing of events being organized. Here is a less complete and apparently older list which seems to include other protests spread over various days.

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Here is the background to the issue:
On November 4, the voters of California voted “yes” to Proposition 8, which added a provision to the California Constitution that says: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

All the legal ramifications have yet to be sorted out. For instance, does that dissolve marriages already in existence or when one partner has a sex change? Whatever, the 18,000 same-sex couples and their families in California are not pleased.

Let me add that this law in no way affects my life in any way.  So why should I care if someone else gets married if that’s what they really want? So I’m adding my voice to the internet buzz and giving a little link-love to the cause.

UPDATE:

Here‘s a troubling report from Lansing, MIchigan. Last weekend a church was attacked on Sunday morning during a service by a group claiming to be gay. In the photo you can see they have pink scarves over their faces and are carrying bats and sticks.

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2 Responses to “Prop 8 Protests”

  1. Bill Says:

    Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.

    A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn’t confrontational.

    Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.

  2. Nijma Says:

    Thanks, Bill, here is their Facebook page. Their official website is apparently still under construction.

    Although I initially supported the protests against Prop 8, since the attack on the church mentioned in the above post, I have stopped writing about this issue.


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