Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vote No on 8. Choose love, not hate.

Del Martin loved Phyllis Lyons for more than 50 years.

There are people in my beloved state of California who believe that Del and Phyllis should not have been able to be married. People like Michael Bumgarner who apparently never read Thomas Jefferson's words that "institutions must advance to keep pace with the times."

Apparently Bumgarner thinks his love is more valid than Del's and Phyllis', or Annie's and mine:

Michael Bumgarner says he's never campaigned for a political cause before, but his strong opposition to same-sex marriage has prompted him to join thousands of volunteers going door-to-door in support of a ballot initiative that would ban gay nuptuals here.

"I've never stumped before, but I want to be a part of this," Bumgarner said. The retired insurance executive and devout Mormon said his late mother would "turn over in her grave" if she knew that gays and lesbians could marry.

With less than 11 weeks until Election Day, supporters of Proposition 8 are ramping up their field organization and refining their message as they seek to persuade California voters to shut the door on same-sex marriage. It's the first time voters will be asked to weigh in on the issue in either California or Massachusetts — the states where gays have won the right to wed.

In the above quoted article, those who support Prop. 8 claim they are not homophobic. Well, maybe they're just hetero-supremacists.

SUPPORT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA for marriage equality.
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