Wednesday, November 12, 2008

protests against same-sex marriage discrimination this weekend

wow. it looks like the debate on same-sex marriage isn't going away. there are anti-prop-8 protests happening everywhere, including a lot of cities outside california.

i'm thinking i might be taking Sean to see "redress of grievances" in action this saturday in San Francisco. He's already been to a number of anti-war demonstrations and "no on 8" rallies. what can i say? we're a bit of an uppity family from a town with a university that offers elective courses in marxist thought.

this next weekend there's a protest going on to raise awareness about same-sex peeps not being able to marry (or divorce.) remember, you don't have to be queer to show up, i've met several people at events such as these who fall firmly in the "friends, family and allies" camp and even a few who could care less about gay rights, they're just libertarian enough to think the state should mind it's own business when it comes to people's matrimonial decisions. if it's something you feel strongly about, there are worse things you can do with an afternoon.

here's the url...

and for santa cruz are residents... remember... the GLBT Alliance and the Diversity Centre are hosting a meeting on sunday...

Town Hall Meeting on Marriage Equality: "What Happened and What Are the Next Steps?:

Sunday, 11/16, 2-4 PM

Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd, Aptos, CA 95003

more info at