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Everyone Loves a Good Protest or Two

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For folks who may happen across this blog that think ALL Americans are deserving of Equal Rights (I’m using code for gay people) here are a couple of ways you can stand up and be heard. This coming weekend is the Join the Impact nationwide protest against California’s Proposition 8 (you can get info below).

Fight the H8 in Your State

And coming up in January, the day before the inauguration and on Martin Luther King Day is the March on Washington for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW with info following:

March on Washington for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW
—We Still Have the Dream

January 19, 2009

The entire world will be watching—

Over 45 years since Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, gays and lesbians are ‘still sadly crippled by the…chains of discrimination.’ The time to act is NOW.

With the passage of Proposition 8 in California, constitutional amendments to ban same sex marriage in 29 states, including most recently Florida and Arizona, and a ban on gay and lesbian adoption in Arkansas, it is clear the GLBT community is under attack and being denied equal protection under the law.

In fact, the passage of Proposition 8 is breath-taking in its scope and injustice. It marks the first time in US history that a particular group’s rights have been eliminated after a Supreme Court found in the group’s favor. The California Supreme Court found that limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman violated the equal protection clause of the California Constitution. Prop. 8 reverses this important and ground-breaking ruling.

As the entire world watches the first African-American inaugurated as President of the US on January 20, gays and lesbians are still fighting for basic civil rights. This is the ideal moment for the entire GLBT community, their friends, family and other like-minded people committed to ending discrimination to stand up and register their outrage.

We invite you to attend the nation’s largest march and rally ever for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, January 19, 2009 at high noon.

See you in D.C.

So, if you’re going to be in DC for the Presidential Inauguration and you believe that everyone is entitled to the same dream, meet on the Mall and let your voice be heard!

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November 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm

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What gets better rights than a gay American?

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If you answered battery hen you would be correct. That’s right folks, the fine constituency of California voted to give battery hens larger cages, so they could be more comfortable before slaughter (don’t think that egg-laying hens don’t get slaughtered because they do). Gay folks, you don’t even get a cage. Somehow the law has turned into Survivor and the gays (hey, that’s me) got voted off the fucking island. 43 states have now restricted our rights. Woohoo! I’m guessing once they’ve restricted our rights in all the states they can, the next step will be to set-up camps for us to go or maybe our voting rights will be revoked. Who knows…

Well, at least we won’t go down quietly. There are a series of protests being set-up nationwide for 11/15/08. So, if you’re interested in standing up and stating, gay people deserve civil, equal, human rights–just like the rest of the fine citizens of the United States, nows your chance.

Pop over to Join the Impact and see what’s going on. Find the location for your state and grab some friends and raise your voices at this injustice.

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November 9, 2008 at 12:45 am

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