Friday, November 14, 2008

Stand Up Against H8

See below the call for action in Minneapolis as part of the national day of protest against Prop 8:

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR LGBT RIGHTS

Saturday, November 15
12:30pm
Outside Government Center
350 S. 5th Street, downtown Minneapolis

While celebrations erupted Tuesday night over the election of the first African American president, many also watched in sadness as California, Arizona, and Florida voted down marriage equality for LGBT people. Since then, tens of thousands have taken to the streets to oppose this discrimination and declare that the right to marry the person you love is a fundamental human right, regardless of sexual orientation!

Saturday, November 15th has been called as a National Day of Action in support of LGBT rights (see www.jointheimpact.com). Tens of thousands will protest all over the country, in every state, declaring our opposition to all forms of discrimination and demanding an end to homophobia – and to help launch a new civil rights movement, for full equality for gays, lesbians, and transgender people.

This is an issue of equal rights for all Americans! Stand up and make your voice heard! Join us in pressuring the California government to overturn Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage.
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2 comments:

Howard said...

Ummmm... kinda late on this, right? People probably should have been worrying about this before the election.

It's like swinging wildly at a called third strike after the game is over and everyone's left the stadium.

Woz said...

I suppose...I'm no political scientist, but I think the point is to register disapproval of said proposition. I think the more apt baseball metaphor is ending the game on a called third strike that just barely clipped the corner and announcing plans to file a union grievance in your post-game interview.

Sure, my metaphor doesn't flow as easily, but I think it's more apt