Kevin Roche (kproche) wrote,
Kevin Roche
kproche

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My husband bovil said it well:

Are you a California voter?

3 years ago, we had a commitment ceremony. It was presided over by a minister. 3 months ago we got married. It was provided over by a minister. California Proposition 8 isn't about religious rights. This is about denying religious rights.

You can't save marriage by destroying marriages.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to destroy my marriage.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to destroy my family's life.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to destroy my friends' lives.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to ruin the lives of ordinary Californians.

And I'm going to take it personally.

What? You don't vote? It's too hard? It's too inconvenient?

I'm going to take that personally too. An abstention might as well be a vote in favor. Get your sorry ass registered and out to the polls. Read up on the other propositions too. Read up on the candidates for office. Do your fucking civic duty.


And now, a additional note from me (kproche) that you should consider and add to your arsenal of No on 8 information:

You may have heard the Yes on 8 commercials that claim "over 4 million Californians voted to ban same-sex marriage, and activist judges overturned them."
As of September, there were 23,171,364 registered voters in our state. So why should the 17% who are bigoted homophobes be allowed to take away the rights of any of us?

They shouldn't. And that's part of what the courts are for, to protect all of us from denial of our basic rights.
Tags: election 08, marriage, politics
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