Proposition 8 Protests
The video clip above is from one of the massive protests in San Francisco after the passage of Proposition 8, which seeks to write discrimination into the California state constitution, stripping people of their civil and human rights. The lawsuits are mounting, churches -- Mormon, Catholic and even Saddleback Church where the faith forum with McCain and Obama was held -- are being demonstrated against by protesters and the movement to strip religious organizations of their tax exempt status continues to gain momentum. Marches and demonstrations are being planned and held in cities around the country.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he believed the 18,000 couples already married would not have their nuptials annulled and that the California Supreme Court would overturn Prop 8. In a bizarre flip-flop, the governator, who has twice vetoed same-sex marriage bills in the state, offered supportive words in an interview with CNN: "I learned that you should never, ever give up. . . . They should never give up. They should be on it and on it until they get it done." Alrighty then! Maybe Maria's been holding out on the nookie.
The Los Angeles Times has a good round up of the protests at this link. Be sure to visit the OverturnProp8.com website and sign up to show your support. A new permanent link is now in the sidebar at right. Thanks to the fabulous Jackie Sheeler and her Get Angry With Me blog for her assistance with the video and links. Jaxx pulls no punches and keeps 'em honest.