Tonight, I will bang on drums, hug my best friends, and, potentially drink some booze.
Because right now I am pissed.
My email box had 3 emails in it about the court case to revoke the marriages that happened before Prop 8. My lj had links to a petition.
I don't have money to donate right now, but I am seriously considering how much I need another BPAL, and maybe the money would be better spent trying to convince people not to hate.
I am angry. I can't understand - I don't want to understand the kind of person who can try to unmarry these couples. I am ashamed of California right now, and will be until that damn Prop had been defeated, somehow, someway. I hate being reminded of how we failed.
And I really should have stopped reading at that point - because then I got another lesson in how far we have to go -
There is a women in Italy, she is comatose, no hope of ever waking. She had her made her wishes clear before her accident - she would not want to be kept alive. Her father has fought to have the feeding tube removed - and the Italian government has issued an emergency decree insisting that the tube not be removed.
And this is what the Prime Minister has to say "I will do everything I can to save her life. Eluana is alive, and she could have children."
Not brain function, but the ability to have children. http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/06/italy.euthanasia.berlusconi/
I have been in the hospital room, with my father, my bio father who loved me and who I loved, when the doctors told us that he was going to die, that there was no hope, that the brain damage was going to be extensive. I told that doctor off - I was barely a teenager and those words, they just couldn't be true - and we received a miracle - he lived, he woke up, the brain damage was much, much, much less than anticpated - some memory and balance problems, no cognitive function lost.
And yet? I still support the right of anyone to say "I don't want to be kept alive if I am in vegetative state. " I support their right to chose to die rather than be kept alive, in a coma, in a hospital.
And for the reason to a woman to be kept alive despite her wishes because her reproductive organs still work? That is creepy and awful, and EVIL.
It's days like these that make me wish I believe in karma.