I’m stepping out of the direct focus of this blog for a moment, though what I have to say is related. Either directly or indirectly, depending on your perspective.
Have a look here. I think that LD is perhaps the most eloquent on the issue of Proposition 8 in California. The short story is that it’s a hateful, hurtful, rights-taking-away effort to make the marriages between gay and lesbian folks in the state that just became legal, once again illegal. Taking away rights. It’s a scary thing to me when we consider, in this country, in 2008, that it’s a good idea to do that. And this campaign has brought along some scary tactics — lies, outright bigotry and hate crimes against No on 8 folks, comparisons to Hitler. It’s obscene. Really.
So please, have a look (or here or here). If you can find it in your hearts to give a bit of money, do. But mostly, please send your thoughts to the folks of CA, letting them know it is really okay to say no to Prop 8. That the world will not change. The sky will not fall. And some dearly-won and rightfully-cherished rights will be preserved.