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Are you a California voter?

3 years ago, we had a commitment ceremony. It was presided over by a minister. 3 months ago we got married. It was provided over by a minister. California Proposition 8 isn't about religious rights. This is about denying religious rights.

You can't save marriage by destroying marriages.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to destroy my marriage.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to destroy my family's life.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to destroy my friends' lives.

A vote for California Proposition 8 is a vote to ruin the lives of ordinary Californians.

And I'm going to take it personally.

What? You don't vote? It's too hard? It's too inconvenient?

I'm going to take that personally too. An abstention might as well be a vote in favor. Get your sorry ass registered and out to the polls. Read up on the other propositions too. Read up on the candidates for office. Do your fucking civil duty.

Comments

galtine1
Oct. 14th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Just something to think about Madoc, straight domestic partnerships aren't "Separate but equal" either. They have restrictions on them as to when they can be filed for (age differences, minimus age requirements), and are not treated as "married" for tax purposes either.

So the legal equality has to change for all, first. Not just gays.
madoc62
Oct. 14th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Galtine,

Yup, I know that all to well.

Back when I was last with Julia, I got hired at a new job and I noticed that they offered full medical benefit coverage to domestic partners. I made some inquiries and found that, under the medical policy's "spouse-like" benefits, Julia could be included on my plan were we to become domestic partners.

Then I learned that in the state of California, domestic partnerships are only allowable for couples over sixty five. So much for that.

Madoc

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