Nov. 14th, 2008 02:09 pm
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I never really thought that Prop 8 would pass. I donated money, talked to people who were undecided, encouraged people to vote.

I fretted and stressed over Prop 4, was ready for disappointment.
(Also did the same as the above - often with more passion, because this was the one I thought we would get wrong).

I just never thought that here in California, we could vote to strip rights from adults. It was just outside of my world view, you see. I had faith in my fellow Californias that they couldn't get something so basic as the right to marry wrong.

Oh, I knew the history of it, but this was the election were the students, the young people, the liberals were going to go out and vote for Obama, so I thought... this is so basic, people will do the right thing.

I rarely have faith in my fellow man. I am from bible-belt Pennsyvlania, and I quite familiar with the religious right's need to take away rights.

But I didn't see this one coming.

And now somehow I am going to have to find time to work on getting this one overturned.

And I am really, really close to joining in the let's have a term other than marriage for the civil law, and leave marriage as a word that only has religious meaning, if the religious extremists are going to appropriate the word group.

and if you voted for Prop 8, and consider me a friend, this is the kind of thing I don't need to know about you - won't ever be able to look at you the same.


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