The ballot description for Proposition 8 makes it perfectly clear. Prop 8 "eliminates the right of same sex couples to marry."
Besides the importance of having the right to be legally recognized in the same manner as heterosexuals, this Proposition is a fight for the equality of Gays and Lesbians as a whole. For those of you who know me, you probably realize I have struggled on coming to terms with being gay. This isn't because of some internal self loathing at birth, but a direct result of the attitude and stigma held by a great majority about people like me. If you are on the fence or haven't put much thought to the issue, I urge you to reconsider, look at the bigger picture, and think about people like me. Would you be afraid for your children to meet me and know that I might have a 'boyfriend' or 'husband'? Would this turn your child gay or corrupt them in some other way? Can children be sheltered in a bubble and kept from knowing that gay people do exist? Would anyone choose to be openly gay and endure the difficulty I (or so many others) have? For those of you who may think it is simply about gays wanting to be able to get married and are creating a big fuss over something so trivial, something that so many heterosexuals take for granted, please take a moment to think of the bigger picture. It IS bigger. I've already donated to Equality California and I plan to continue to put my money where my mouth is by donating to VoteNoOnProp8.com. Please join me in creating awareness and fighting the opression that I and those like me have faced for so long by donating today and VOTING NO ON PROPOSITION 8. Thank you. :)
No On Prop 8, Equality For All is the coalition that is leading the fight to defeat Prop 8 and defend the fundamental right to marry for all Californians. Help me help them. Contribute to my fundraising page today!PS. Thanks to Greg Onstad for all your help in spreading the word and your generous donation!
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