Prop 8 is enough
It's more than enough, in fact. We've had more than enough codified discrimination in this country over its long and sometimes misguided history, and whatever semantics those in favor of Proposition 8 choose to hide behind — "it's about judicial activism" this, "why can't 'they' just call them 'civil unions'" that — it's bigotry. It's about feeling profoundly uncomfortable with gays and lesbians, and then it's making that discomfort gays' and lesbians' problem, when it's actually your own.
Just a reminder: the state of California allows prisoners to marry. Prisoners. Lyle Menendez has a wife. So does Erik. The Menendezes killed their parents for money; the Menendezes have wives. My cousin has not killed her parents (both ministers, by the way, and both down with the program), and is a Ph.D, a published author, and a total sweetheart whose current relationship has lasted longer than all of mine combined, but if my cousin moves to California, who can she marry? A dude. A dude in prison, even. But…not a lady. What the fuck, Golden State.
That's the bad, dumb news. The good news: if you would care to object to that ridonkulous state of affairs, you can do it, in person, even if you don't live in Cali. On Saturday, Join The Impact is coordinating a protest to take place at the same time in all 50 states (y'all Hawaiians will have to get up kinda early…sorry dudes). Just click the link above to find out where to gather, to become a local organizer, or to order a t-shirt.
That's our friends they're talking about. Don't let it stand.
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