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Thu, Nov. 6th, 2008 01:47 pm
WeHo rally

I am exhausted and sore but I'm also proud of myself.
Last night I joined hundreds to protest the passing of Prop 8. I joined them in West Hollywood, I brought my lawn sign with me. We took the streets, marching down a street and getting support from cars. I talked to somebody with CBS, expressing my outrage. Not as a homosexual, since I am straight. No, I'm expressed my outrage for my gay brothers and sisters. Why should they be banned from marrying, who are they hurting by sealing their love with the act of marriage? Isn't that what marriage is all about? Love? That's what marriage should be about but yesterday we found out that the majority of Californians don't think so. They think marriage should only be between a man and a woman. A marriage that consists of a man beating his wife is more valued then a marriage formed by two men in love. A marriage that was formed from an unwanted pregnancy, that's riddled with resentment is more important then a marriage between two women. Where is the logic? Where is the equality? This won't stick, I'll be joining many more rallies, I'll be just one of thousands of voices that will express their anger over such an injustice.

It shouldn't just be Californians rising up against this slap in the face. You, in other states, you can do something. You can spread the word about this and you can form rallies of your own. It doesn't effect only Californians, it effects the entire country. If California, a self proclaim blue left state, does this where will it end? Will states like MA overturn their gay marriage act as well? What about states that don't allow it now? If California won't go for it other states don't have a chance. So do something about it!

There's another rally at 2 that I won't be able to make but I need to pass that area on the way to therapy later so I'll honk. I'm going to any this weekend though.

I might have stopped talking about the presidential campaign (no more need for talk, heehee) but I won't stop talking about this.

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Current Mood: determined determined
Current Music: Imagine---John Lennon

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sawbladesestina
sawbladesestina
Sawblade Sestina
Thu, Nov. 6th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)

You are my hero. <3

I am very touched when straight people who have no personal investment in our marriage rights rally behind us in support when it would be so easy to turn a blind eye to the injustice.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Nov. 6th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)

*hugs*

It effects us in the sense that there's still discrimination against fellow humans. We're all human so it effects us that way.
I made up a sign I'll be keeping in my car that says "I might be straight but I don't hate"
I'm trying to think up other slogans for other signs I might want to use. Got any ideas?


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sawbladesestina
sawbladesestina
Sawblade Sestina
Fri, Nov. 7th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)

Nice! There's always the classic "straight but not narrow." Or you could get a sticker of the HRC = sign (I think I might get one of those for my car, actually. I have a rainbow magnet but I'm afraid my car will get vandalized or people will be assholes in traffic if I display it).

I heard about a guy who put a sign on his lawn that said, "Can we judge YOUR marriage next?" Haha.


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amelia_seyroon
amelia_seyroon
The Princess of Seyruun
Fri, Nov. 7th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)

You're my hero, too. <3

Because I totally agree with sawbladesestina's comment.

This isn't only about gay people. It also affects bisexual people, right?


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sawbladesestina
sawbladesestina
Sawblade Sestina
Fri, Nov. 7th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)

Yeppers. It affects everyone who might love or want to marry someone of the same gender.


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amelia_seyroon
amelia_seyroon
The Princess of Seyruun
Sat, Nov. 8th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)

D:


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harrypotterchic
harrypotterchic
you'll never close my eyes and watch me die.
Fri, Nov. 7th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)

I back you up completely on everything you've said. If I lived in the US, I would be right there with you rallying for such rights and freedoms. As a Canadian, I think the US needs to open their eyes and see that love is love no matter what pairing. If we can accept gay/lesbian marriages, then why can't the US? It makes no sense to me either.


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pansylove
pansylove
Captain of the SS Panvi
Fri, Nov. 7th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)

I think we (young people) need to start a grassroots campaign to win gay rights. Young people are the reason Obama is the president elect right now and they can be the major force backing gay rights. I feel like there is just a lack of organization and movement to support gay rights. If we really want equal rights, we are going to work hard like our grandparents did in this 1960s and I'm fully up for the challenge!


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