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Wednesday, Mar 11 2009
Point all the fingers you want about the passage of Proposition 8, which amended the fucking state Constitution to deny the right of same-sex couples to marry. You can say it was the Morms, it was the No on 8 organizers, it was parents — whatever. (Or, yes, if you’re a fascinatingly contorted bigot, you can say it was African-American Christians.) In the end, none of these groups are responsible: It was voters, who think they hate gays. They voted to pass this gay-hating piece of legislation. And we’re so naive. We still don’t get it: What’s the whole hate thing about? Where does that even come from? It makes no sense. As far as we’re concerned, you should hate people only on a personal basis, and with specious reasoning, such as “He dumped me.” But, like, “They love each other”? What is wrong with those voters? Our theory is Harvey Milk’s theory: They don’t know that they already know a bunch of gays, whom they love, and whom they only wish were teaching their children. We’re not alone. The young, bright-eyed new activists of One Struggle One Fight are holding a Civil Rights March to Sacramento to alert the public to efforts to overturn this fucked decision. It kicks off, as they say, with a rally today, and finishes March 30 in the state capital.
Tue., March 24, noon, 2009

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