Vote No to HATRED– Vote NO to prop 8 (in CA)

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I have recently had a spike in readers from CA. I think this is because Brian pointed them here to check out the Obamallama video post. That said, their visits reminded me that I need to blog and remind everyone in CA to Vote NO on 8 !!

Perhaps Ellen explains it best:

You know how usually I talk about cell phones or kitty cats or cheese pizza… well, this is sorta like that… without the cell phones, the cats, or the pizza.

There’s a California Proposition on the ballot that’s a little confusing. It’s Proposition 8. It’s called, “The California Marriage Protection Act” — but don’t let the name fool you. It’s not protecting anyone’s marriage. Not yours. Not mine.

The wording of Prop 8 is tricky. It’s like if someone asked you, “You don’t want dessert, right?” But you do want dessert so you say, “Yes,” which really means you don’t want dessert. And if you say, “No,” which means you do want dessert — it sounds like you don’t. Either way, you don’t get what you want. See — confusing. Just like Prop. 8.

So, in case I haven’t made myself clear, I’m FOR gay marriage. And in order to protect that right — please VOTE NO on Proposition 8. And now that you’re informed, spread the word. I’m begging you. I can’t return the wedding gifts — I love my new toaster.

Personally, I think it is really important to set this country on the right path in so many ways. Continuing to protect freedom and demand that everyone’s civil rights be respected is part of that. To me, marriage denotes equality and if marriage is not equal, then it is a sham. I am okay with religions not accepting gay marriage (although I do not want to be a part of those religions)– I am not okay with my government, who supposedly represents me, to oppose it.

More reading here and here and here and here and here and here. And, perhaps my favorite, here.

About Clare

I am a social worker who lives abroad, moves every couple of years with my daughter, my pup, and my partner, works in development, loves food and taking pictures and writes for fun and for friends back home. Home being the many places I have lived and those I have left behind with each move.

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