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Prop 8 protest or celebration Tuesday May 26 - the funcrunch files

May. 22nd, 2009 12:08 pm Prop 8 protest or celebration Tuesday May 26

It's official; the California Supreme Court will rule on Prop 8 this coming Tuesday. Win or lose, there will be a rally at San Francisco City Hall at 5 p.m. that day, followed by a march. I plan to be there. I invited a bunch of friends to the event on Facebook already. If you aren't on Facebook or aren't in San Francisco, please check out the Day of Decision web site for information on gatherings.

This ruling is extremely important to me. My marriage to boyziggy should not be recognized only because we happen to be opposite sexes. My good friend and former boss thomwatson wants to marry his partner jefftabaco, and I see no reason why they should be prevented from doing this. My good friend, former co-worker, and best man from my own wedding, Charles, wants to marry his partner Tony, and again I see no reason why they can't just because they both happen to be men.

I realize this post is probably preaching to the choir for virtually everyone reading my blog, but I just have to add my voice of support to overturn this ridiculous decision. I don't really care that it's "the will of the people". I'm a black woman; if it were solely up to "the will of the people" I would have far fewer rights than I do now. Sexual preference is no different. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Date:May 23rd, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your support. I'm holding on to every glimmer of hope I can, especially the fact that this very court found in favor of marriage equality just last year — it would be strange for them to be so forceful about the fundamental right of marriage, and the separateness and unequalness of marriage vs. domestic partnership, and then say, oh hey, if some Californians want to take that way from other Californians, then let 'em! Sigh. I'm also hoping that the fact that more states have come around to gay marriage (even Iowa, whose Supreme Court referenced the 2008 California decision) will have some influence.

Thom and I will have our ceremony this fall regardless of the outcome. Obviously I hope we'll have full, civil marriage, but in any case, marriage equality is coming, if not this Tuesday, then in the next few years. I'm sure of it.