Sunday, November 16, 2008

Whacking a Nest of Hornets - Nationwide Prop 8 Protests

The Prop 8 folks have whacked a hornet's nest.

Anti Prop 8 protests happened all over the country Saturday.
San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Fairfield (you go!), and even little Alameda, and many more throughout the state.

But this SF Chron article here (and an earlier one here) and accompanying CBS5 video on the same page, say that there were protests in Boston (where same-sex marriage is legal), New York (where the fight is just beginning), Philadelphia, Las Vegas (which African-American comedian Wanda Sykes came out in) and FARGO, ND! (where it was literally freezing).

Let's hope this momentum continues. The Prop 8 folks are completely caught off guard as they are naively thinking this is all over. They are so wrong.

1 comment:

Elf said...

What I find interesting about all this is how much people's attitudes have changed about dealing with the issue. Some folks are still saying that if San Francisco et al hadn't been so In-Your-Face about it, that gradually and eventually things would have changed without the Prop 8 backlash. But what I see is that people (probably like me) who had just been sitting and, indeed, assuming that eventually and someday this would all work itself out, now it's become so clear that it's a civil rights thing as bad as those facing blacks up through the '50s and '60s and this is an opportunity to step up and bloody well do something about it. So now people and organizations are coming out of the woodwork to take up the cause. I think it's great. So Prop 8 might have done everyone a favor, although it doesn't seem like it immediately.