Protest Prop 8 Saturday

Lindsay Walsh ’10 writes:

Join the Impact!

On Saturday, November 15th, protests will be held across the nation to protest the passing of Proposition 8 in California last week. This proposition writes discrimination into the California Constitution and unfairly treats LGBTQ Californians as second class citizens. There are protests occurring at 1:30 on Saturday in both New Haven and Hartford at each city’s respective city hall.

More information can be found at www.jointheimpact.com

and/or e-mail lwalsh@wes or gabriela.rivera@yale

Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 1:30pm
Place: Hartford City Hall and New Haven City Hall

14 thoughts on “Protest Prop 8 Saturday

  1. Anonymous

    just because connecticut is headed in the right direction doesn’t mean that lgbtq members of the community and/or displaced californians currently living here can’t voice their displeasure over what has happened in california. these protests are organized simultaneously in cities across the nation to let california know that we won’t accept this. as a californian who intends on moving back after i graduate, i’m glad to be able to make my discontent with this proposition heard.

  2. Anonymous

    just because connecticut is headed in the right direction doesn’t mean that lgbtq members of the community and/or displaced californians currently living here can’t voice their displeasure over what has happened in california. these protests are organized simultaneously in cities across the nation to let california know that we won’t accept this. as a californian who intends on moving back after i graduate, i’m glad to be able to make my discontent with this proposition heard.

  3. Anonymous

    Doesn’t it seem misdirected to protest this in a state that has some of the most liberal gay marriage laws in the country? Go to PA, NY, or RI if you’re gonna protest.

  4. Anonymous

    Doesn’t it seem misdirected to protest this in a state that has some of the most liberal gay marriage laws in the country? Go to PA, NY, or RI if you’re gonna protest.

  5. spazeboy

    When I wrote liberal California, I should have put it in scare quotes like this: “liberal California.” I’m not saying that California is liberal through and through.Also, Barack Obama, as much as I love him, needs to grow a pair and lend his voice to the movement for full marriage equality. He supports civil unions for same-sex couples, but won’t support marriage equality.

  6. spazeboy

    When I wrote liberal California, I should have put it in scare quotes like this: “liberal California.” I’m not saying that California is liberal through and through.

    Also, Barack Obama, as much as I love him, needs to grow a pair and lend his voice to the movement for full marriage equality. He supports civil unions for same-sex couples, but won’t support marriage equality.

  7. spazeboy

    Anon 12:47, you’re right that the initiatives in Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas (not to mention the marriage bans in states that were enacted prior to this year) are as discriminatory as Prop 8.However, what makes the Prop 8 story so juicy for the press is that it’s out in liberal California, and that there are already many thousands of same-sex newlyweds in the state whose marriages are now questionably legally valid.You expect (but shouldn’t tolerate) this kind of thing in states like AZ, AR, and FL more than you would in CA, and there are no married same-sex couples whose marriages are recognized by those states.By all means, protest discrimination anywhere you find it. I just wanted to put out my opinion as to why Prop 8 is getting all the attention.

  8. spazeboy

    Anon 12:47, you’re right that the initiatives in Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas (not to mention the marriage bans in states that were enacted prior to this year) are as discriminatory as Prop 8.

    However, what makes the Prop 8 story so juicy for the press is that it’s out in liberal California, and that there are already many thousands of same-sex newlyweds in the state whose marriages are now questionably legally valid.

    You expect (but shouldn’t tolerate) this kind of thing in states like AZ, AR, and FL more than you would in CA, and there are no married same-sex couples whose marriages are recognized by those states.

    By all means, protest discrimination anywhere you find it. I just wanted to put out my opinion as to why Prop 8 is getting all the attention.

  9. Anonymous

    Also come out to protest discriminatory propositions, measures, and initiatives passed in Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas. Even though they haven’t gotten as much press, they’re equally as discriminatory as Prop 8.

  10. Anonymous

    Also come out to protest discriminatory propositions, measures, and initiatives passed in Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas. Even though they haven’t gotten as much press, they’re equally as discriminatory as Prop 8.

  11. Marianna

    OH. MY. GOD. Voting whether to give a portion of the population civil rights is not okay! Why does no one understand this!? I guess you think we should have voted about whether to integrate schools?

  12. Marianna

    OH. MY. GOD. Voting whether to give a portion of the population civil rights is not okay! Why does no one understand this!? I guess you think we should have voted about whether to integrate schools?

  13. Anonymous

    Proposition 8 was passed. How? The majority of voters in California voted in favor of it. Those in favor and those against it both stressed the importance of this vote. And this happened as it should- a direct vote by the people. So it should be the law of the land now.Jeez people, even Barack Obama said marriage should be between one man and one woman.But go ahead. Protest Democracy. It is your right in the great country.

  14. Anonymous

    Proposition 8 was passed. How? The majority of voters in California voted in favor of it. Those in favor and those against it both stressed the importance of this vote. And this happened as it should- a direct vote by the people. So it should be the law of the land now.

    Jeez people, even Barack Obama said marriage should be between one man and one woman.

    But go ahead. Protest Democracy. It is your right in the great country.

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