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For those of you not in California, there is a proposition on our ballot that would make an amendment to our state's constitution denying the right of homosexual couples to marry. Even if you are against gay marriage, messing with a state's constitution through the initiative process over who can and cannot marry is frightening, at best.

After work, for the past three weeks, I've driven past 8-12 protesters toting Yes on Prop 8 signs. And every time I see them, I want to cry a little bit. I can see nothing but fear-mongering and hate in these messages, even if the protesters themselves are nice people.

I try to steel myself for these protesters every day.

Imagine my shock this evening when that group of 8-12 turned into about 30 people. I almost wanted to turn around before I could drive past...but then I noticed the color of the signs and their message - NO on Prop 8. Ah, messages of tolerance and kindness and not amending Constitutions to address marriage. It was such a nice end to a rather stressful day at work.

Although, I must admit, I admire no one more on this issue than the young woman who has stood amongst the Yes on Prop 8 supporters several times carrying a lone No on 8 sign. She makes me smile. Thirty of her make me cry with joy. :)


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Oct. 30th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
http://ladycrim.livejournal.com/415472.html I thought you may want to read this, if you haven't already :)

Oct. 30th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
I live in the same state as Fred Phelps. Nothing makes me weep for the future of humanity more than they do. :/

I hope the 'No' votes carry the day.
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
It's weird because half of the week, I live in orange county for school, and the other half, I'm in los angeles for work. Orange county is more conservative so there are a lot of yes on prop 8 signs whereas it's the opposite for LA. I love LA. OC = FAIL.

And what bugged me today at work was that my boss was talking to me about the injustice of people voting for McCain simply because they don't approve of Obama's skin color (she's African American) yet she's totally against gay marriage. Um, what?! (what's funnier is that our other boss happens to be very gay. Tehehe I love my coworkers.)
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