Originally Published 2008-10-24 17:45:51
A friend of mine asked me to post some info about a "Massive Rally" going on in Concord, California tomorrow to surrounding Proposition 8. Prop 8 basically says "Gay folks can't get married". Which, naturally, means you should make sure you vote no. Because, even if you're not gay, denying rights -- I would even say any individual right that does not in some way impose a public cost -- is a bad idea.
So, if you're in or around Concord tomorrow, head out there for an hour tomorrow and give a solid shout out for equality.
When: Saturday 25 October 2008
Time: From 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Willow Pass Rd & Market Street, Concord, CA 94520 (In Front of “Concord Auto Center”)
Courtesy of Phlooq: Are My Friends Going?
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Finally, just a couple of quick thoughts to those of you who insist that the word "marriage" means something ordained by god:
- Marriage in this context is just a legal term. I don't think it means anything less for your particular heterosexual marriage. Not to you, not to your church, not to your family, and not to me. If you actually do think it cheapens your own status, then maybe there are some other underlying issues in your marriage you need to consider. Have you told your wife you loved her today? =)
- It's fair. You may not understand another individual's sexuality, but you can still understand their desire to make the call on medical decisions and such if they're in a long term committed relationship. While you may be sure that you'll never be in their shoes, who's to say that someone you care deeply about (a sister, a son, a best friend or cousin...) might not be, either today or in the future? Remember, if you're adamant on your views, they might be keeping their sexual preferences quiet.
- Does it really hurt anyone to let gay folks have their titles? (I mean, really? Ok, maybe that's not a point, but it has rhetoric.)