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Today at Embarcadero and Page Mill Road in Palo Alto where picketers *supporting* California's Proposition 8.

This is the proposition that would ban same sex marriage in the state constitution.

It is institutional bigotry.

One of the signs had the gall to say "Proposition 8 = Religious Freedom".

Okay, put down whatever you were going to throw at the screen and try to follow me for a second.

Earlier this year, last month, a couple filling out their marriage license application crossed out "party A" and "party B" and replaced it with "bride" and "groom".

Unsurprisingly, the form was rejected (you cannot deface a legal contract). The couple, with the help of their church, is suing that the form violates their civil rights -- specifically their "religious freedom" to be called "bride" and "groom" on a secular, government document. A legal contract.

Nevermind this claim is entirely specious and without any legal merit whatsoever, it makes me angry that there are people who actually believe that allowing gay people the right to marry, the right to be with their partners in the hospital, to adopt children, to confide in one another actually violates their right to be a hateful bigot?

Also.. fuck Ohio:

Religion fucking poisons everything!

Date: 2008-10-14 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j03.livejournal.com
Fuck Ohio, yes, but the Browns beat the Giants... thus foreshadowing a brown skinned man beating a confused, little old man on Nov 4th.

Date: 2008-10-14 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] si-anenome.livejournal.com
Palin is a muslim?

Date: 2008-10-14 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loic.livejournal.com
Doubtful. All the Muslim women I've known were far better educated[*].

[*] I went to college in Australia where there are many many Muslim women from Malaysia studying engineering, with head scarves. They didn't really date (me), but they certainly did better in exams than I did.

Date: 2008-10-14 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loic.livejournal.com
My mother in law knocks on doors in Ohio for Obama every day. Almost exactly half of Ohio sucks.

Date: 2008-10-14 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] und1sk0.livejournal.com
Oh, I'd put it a little higher than that, but at least some percentage of the primates that live there who breath through their mouths will have the good sense, or at least courtesy, to vote for Obama.

I'm meeting with Sean K. from the campaign tomorrow to see what I can do in terms of IT help for the campaign. I figured I had to something or they would keep calling me and asking me to phone bank!

Date: 2008-10-14 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loic.livejournal.com
Oh really? Which campaign? Obama or Prop 8?

Date: 2008-10-14 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pmb7777.livejournal.com
The prop 8 stuff really pisses me off. It's so... petty. So mean-spirited.

I decided I had to do something, even if it was trivial. I didn't like the "equality for all" slogan, so I came up with something more action verb oriented. "Fight the Fear." Here are bumper stickers, sold at cost:


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