Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Prop 8 is H8 and Here's an Upd8

Democratic legislators ask state Supreme Court to void Prop. 8

I am COMPLETELY AGAINST PROP 8 and am so angry I want to go beat up a Mormon with a baseball bat. I'm not even going to go into my reasons or even debate this one because it's just common sense, you don't take away someone's rights just because you feel like it, and yes it WAS gay's right to marry in California UNDER LAW for like 2 seconds and then it was TAKEN AWAY. If that's not injustice, then I don't know what is.

Here's the latest update on the lawsuits. Apperenetly 43 Democratic legislatures have signed a brief that asks the High Court to void Prop 8. Arnold didn't sign it but denounced it, seems like he's MIA to me. I'm not sure of the argument they're using but I think they're saying that the ballot measure won by a small margin of 500,000 votes and that a small majority is not entitled to take away the rights of a large, constitutionally protected minority. The ballot measure won 52% to 48% btw. Three counties including LA County and San Francisco have filed lawsuits as well as a ton of individual married couples. The fight is far from over.

I was at the Long Beach Protest on Friday and that was amazing, there were a lot of young people at that Protest and TONS of street support, everyone was holding up signs, people came out of their houses and bars to support us, at least 5000 people. In Silverlake, 15000, yes thousand people marched through Hollywood and shutdown Santa Monica Blvd. It was a small army and even some police officers were cheering us at the same time they were stuck on duty doing crowd control. I carried a sign that said "I'm Straight and I don't H8" and lots of people stopped me and said thank you for my support. A few counter protesters on the other side of the police line (like 3 guys) held up signs that said "Gay sex is a sin" and "God does not love you the way you are," as if they know who God loves. They were so outnumbered that it was ridiculous, and we were all yelling at them "hey come a little closer and hold your sign! Cross the police line and say that!" In LB we sat in the street! People held candles. My friend called me from Utah during the rally and said that angry crowds were also marching around the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. They're marching all over the country as we speak. The Mormon Church donated $20 million dollars to support Prop 8 and everyone, myself included, is calling for an end to their tax exempt status. When the President of the Mormon Church issues an order for branches to support Prop 8 in any way they can, that's a violation of the Separation of Church and State, tax 'em! Gays were not just the victims of Prop H8, everyone in the country is a victim of this measure because it's theocracy mixing moral issues with legal issues, apples to oranges. Everyone who believes in Equal Rights needs to stand up and denounce Prop 8 so that right and wrong cannot be bought with enough hate money. Write your reps and make a sign and get "out of the bars and into the streets!" Here's a schedule I found online of Protests in California:

Tuesday, Nov. 11th

Rancho Cucamonga CA
Rally at 1pm. We're meeting at the corner of Haven and Foothill.

3:00pm MN State Capitol (Meet on Old Main Lawn)
Saint Paul, MN

4:00pm - 6:00pm
In front of the Redlands Mormon Temple
1761 Fifth Avenue
Redlands, CA

Rally on Santa Monica Pier
5 pm Meet at the pier, hang on the beach, show that we won't go away.
321 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401 Map

March to Fresno Courthouse
5 pm Meet at Fink-White Playground
Amador St and B St Map
(Needs Organizer, Please email brandon@milliongaymarch.org if interested)

San Francisco, CA
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA

San Diego, CA
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Mormon Temple
7474 Charmant Drive

March on Mormon Temple in San Diego
5 pm Meet at Doyle Park
8175 Regents Rd
San Diego, CA 92122 Map
(Needs Organizer, Please email brandon@milliongaymarch.org if interested)

Los Angeles

Wednesday, Nov. 12th

Encinitas, CA
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Corner of Saxony and Encinitas Blvd.
Phone: 5305759264

West Hollywood
Protest Prop 8 - Rally 7 PM West Hollywood (Santa Monica & San Vicente)

New York, NY
Peaceful gathering 6:30pm, Manhattan Mormon Temple
125 Columbus Ave at 65th Street

San Diego, CA
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave.
"On the Side of Love" 7:00 p.m.
For more info, contact Chris Harris at (619) 298-7261 or harrisc@stpaulcathedral.org.

Protest at Rancho on HAVEN and FOOTHILL.

Thursday, Nov. 13th

No On Prop 8 Protest - Irvine, Thursday 11/13 4:30pm
Corner of Campus & Culver Drive, Irvine
Marching to Culver & Alton.

Friday, November 14, 2008

UC San Diego, La Jolla
12:00pm - 3:00pm
9450 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California

San Francisco
TIME: 6:00pm
PLACE: San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission St.

Saturday. Nov. 15th

Join The Impact!
On the steps of your City Hall on November 15th at 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST, our community WILL take to the streets and speak out against Proposition 8.

San Francisco
10:30 A.M. at City Hall.
1 Dr Carton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

Orange County, CA
12:00pm - 5:00pm
South Coast Plaza
Bear Street (Where the mall, Crystal Court, and Metro Pt. meet)
Costa Mesa, CA

Anti-prop 8 New York Protest
1:30pm - 4:30pm
City Hall
260 Broadway
New York, NY

Santa Clarita / Stevenson Ranch – 4PM
Corner of Valencia Blvd & McBean Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Friday, Nov. 21st

Front Steps of Burlingame High School
Street: 1 Mangini Way
City/Town: Burlingame, CA

Sunday, Nov. 23rd

Cambridge, Massachusetts
2pm Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02139

Saturday, Nov. 29th

No On Prop 8 Peaceful Protest & Candlelight Vigil - Long Beach, Saturday 11/29 7pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Monday, Dec 1st
2nd Class Isn't Classy - Throughout California


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