Marching For Liberty

I’m still licking my wounds because of the passing of proposition 8, which designates that marriage is only between a man and a woman. I’m still dumbfounded that it would pass in California. We are now in a world where people actually vote to add constitutional ammendments to restrict the rights of a group of people. Gay or not this should scare the shit out of every U.S. resident.

Friday night Maurice and I joined the protest march in Long Beach. The silver lining was the sense of uniting a community. I believe the churches that pushed for this ammendment succeeded in getting it passed, but they aint seen nothing yet. Over 2,000 joined the Long Beach protest and we were 5 – 6 blocks long. Other protests have had significantly more people join.

It appears to me we may have the sixties all over again. The protests are spreading and I believe they may start reaching nationwide. The strong sense of unity and community was powerful. It’s time for those in the LGBT community unite together and no longer accept being second class citizens.

It’s the dawning of a new era and the religious right and all those who want to restrict the rights of others have awakened a sleeping giant.

  8 comments for “Marching For Liberty

  1. November 12, 2008 at 05:09

    so strange that at the same time as obama gave his inclusive acceptance speech, this proposition passed. let’s hope that good sense will prevail over the long term. this is most certainly a civil rights issue!

  2. Wellness Writer
    November 11, 2008 at 18:20

    Dear Bradley,So glad you and Maurice could join with others to express your outrage, and to find a sense of community. Yes, it certainly is a civil rights movement, and one that is obviously very threatening to church groups and others who poured outside money into California to pass this proposition.Susan

  3. November 11, 2008 at 13:57

    Bradley,This is definitely a civil rights movement that has been for the most part peaceful. I wish LB would have been the same as the media coverage focus on those that were arrested.CC

  4. November 11, 2008 at 04:49

    I was very sad to hear about Prop 8. What bullshit. Please excuse my language, but I think it’s the most appropriate word I can use.

  5. lis
    November 11, 2008 at 02:14

    How about http://www.jointheimpact.comHope that one comes up. Its a nation wide protest on Prop 8 on Nov 15.

  6. November 11, 2008 at 00:32

    Nice blog :)I have ment to go to some of the protests but I always work >.<. I think its awesome that everyone is coming togeather to fight this injustice.

  7. November 10, 2008 at 18:35

    Lis, I’m getting a server error when I attempt to use the link. Is it possibly mispelled?There is also this that we’re likely to join in on:http://www.californiansforfairness.com/

  8. lis
    November 10, 2008 at 18:27

    Not sure if you have seen this yet, but thought you might find this useful info http://www.jointheimpact.com/take care

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