11.09.2008

Not Too Late To Overturn Proposition 8

In CA as church goers went to church, they found protestors picketing outside their churches, as protests and picketing grew in strength over the weekend.

In support, Governor Schwarzenegger is quoted as saying, "I learned that you should never ever give up. . . . They should never give up. They should be on it and on it until they get it done," following the lessons he learned from body building. Read the entire article here.

Signs read, "No more Mr. Nice Gay," and "I am a victim of H8." Not all of the protests were orderly or friendly and arrests were made.

In light of Proposition 2 passing, some of the protestors carried signs that read, "I want what the chickens got!" and Samantha Ronson said in her myspace blog post titled, 2 steps forward...2 steps back, "...yup, miss piggy and chicken little may rest easy, but gay people in florida and california can no longer get married and gay couples in arkansas can't adopt children. g-d forbid a loving family (regardless of sexual orientation) give a needy child a home!"

I don't know if anyone else is following this as closely as I am...but since gay erotic romance seems to be leading sales in many publishing houses...I'm very upset by the message that gives. I mean, as a nation, are we saying, "It's okay if I want to read about two guys doing it like bunnies because it gets me all hot and freaky bothered...but that's just fiction...in real life that's sin. SIN. No marriage for those freaks cause that's just wrong."

Really? IS THAT THE ATTITUDE?
I certainly hope not. Gay and lesbian marriage should be legal in all 50 states, not just a few...and I implore you regardless of what state you live in...if you are reading gay and lesbian erotica behind closed doors, at least stand up for LGBT Rights when it comes knocking at your door.

3 comments:

Lisa Andel said...

Hey Roxy. I just hate the backward trend the country has taken. Today it might be gay rights, tomorrow it could very well be heterosexual erotica. Hell, I remember when George W. tried to make it "pharmacists choice" on whether to dispense birth control or not.

Even if you're not into LGBT literature this action is wrong. Once you make it clear they can take away certain rights, all rights are up for grabs.

Next time it might be something that directly effects you.

Xandra Gregory said...

I want the chance to vote on their marriages.

And yes, this battle is just beginning. Gay rights are human rights, same as women's rights are human rights.

John Aravosis at Americablog.com is organizing boycotting activities, including moving Sundance Film Festival out of Utah, where the Mormon church holds sway, and where most of the money for Prop 8 came from.

Ohio's bad enough. I'll never live down the idea that our state enshrined hatred and bigotry in our state constitution. In twenty years this is all going to feel like such an embarrassment. But until then, we fight.

Aidan....and others said...

I, like so many others, never thought Prop 8 would pass. I don't live in California, but the idea that something like Prop 8 could pass in Cali was absurd. I still don't understand how it happened. Sadly, in Texas, we already have something similar to Prop 8.
Maybe I'm too cushioned by my liberal city, enough to make me naive about the rest of America.
Once Obama takes office, then the campaign for a constitutional amendment might get somewhere.
Christen