Heading to civil rights rally

Shameful that voters in California voted to specifically take rights away from certain people, isn’t it? Anyway, I’ll be out there for at least a few minutes (before the boy’s soccer game) showing my support for gay and lesbian marriage. Or their CHOICE to get married or not.

So what sign should I bring?

3 Responses to “Heading to civil rights rally”


  1. 1 dcup November 15, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Good for you! I voted.

  2. 2 johnbisceglia November 16, 2008 at 3:09 am

    The U.S. government crossed a VERY serious line with PROP 8.

    This “proposition” threatened children’s sense of safety and belongingness in California. Children’s safety.

    Regardless of THIS particular fight, there are way too many fights on way too many fronts for us to conquer piecemeal. The Time is Now – DRAW A NEW LINE in the sand and demand from President Obama and our representatives FULL EQUALITY.

    Equality Is Simple When You Simply Include Everybody.

    What? Not detailed enough for the lawyers?

    OK, we can list repealing DOMA, repealing DADT, include transgender in the ENDA Bill, allow adoption of abandoned children, equality in immigration issues, recognize our hate crimes as such, equal family/children rights……….whew! See what I mean?

    We are EQUAL SOULS in HUMAN BODIES. Could we please STOP discriminating due to the genitalia attached? Plumbing will determine each civil right?! Any separation from the pack is ultimately due to gender (and/or gender roles & stereotyping), and that is SEXISM. I cannot marry Bob because I am the “wrong” gender; if I were a woman I could marry Bob. SEXISM.

    And I cannot stress ENOUGH how my own suffering from Marriage Inequality is NOT the reason for wanting or needing equality. I am not something to focus on. But my story, and the stories of countless other Americans desperately need to be addressed in this civil rights struggle. Marriage laws were put in place many years ago in order to PROTECT individuals and their FAMILIES; if they were NOT necessary they would not exist (for heterosexuals). When these laws are NOT in place for ALL OF US, horrible, horrible suffering occurs. My WEBSITE has many examples.

    So Americans want to continue denying us what they have already deemed as essential. And many people want us to WAIT…2….5……10…….20……..30 YEARS, depending on the “civil right”, for what WAS and IS our birthright.

    I personally have a HUGE problem with that. I cannot wait. I will not wait.

    Will you join me on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, and help me inform the government that WE are eager to be included in the federal tax base as soon as THEY include us in society’s laws? My 5-year-old students could understand this concept: EQUAL = EQUAL

    As Americans can’t we agree that there are MANY other important issues to address (like the Economy, Education, Health Care, Poverty & Homelessness, Iraq/Afghanistan…all of these are related), and solving THOSE problems is more urgent than having “Equality Issues” TIE UP THE COURTS for another 30+ years? We will NOT go away.

    You keep procreating; we keep popping out. Sorry.

    Our representatives have spent years inventing 4-letter words (DOMA, DADT) to restrict us, deny us, demoralize us, and harm our beloved families and children. Enough is enough.

    NO MORE. NO MORE.

    ===================================
    The National Equality Tax Protest
    – Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 –
    ==================================

  3. 3 Nathan November 17, 2008 at 9:22 am

    We missed the rally in Spokane this weekend, unfortunately. The girl-child was mortified when she heard we wanted to go. Not because she hates teh gayz, but because most of the teachers and students at her school are sickenly bigoted. She already gets harassed for being an Obama supporter and for pointing out that the whole War of Terror seems like a pretty stupid idea. Jennie says I’m not allowed to leave any flaming bags of dog poo on the porch of one of her teacher. Oh well — we’ll protest in our own way this coming weekend by going clubbing with lesbian artists (no, they don’t paint lesbians. Although that could be kind of fun).


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