Against Proposition 8

On the same day Obama was elected, a vote was held in California to change its constitution to specify that a marriage is a union between a man and a woman, effectively banning any possibility of allowing gay marriage in that state. Known as Proposition 8, the vote unfortunately passed but activists haven’t lost hope yet as it’s now being challenged at the California Supreme Court. Courage Campaign has same-sex couples to send them a picture with the simple words “Don’t divorce us” and made this touching video, entitled Fidelity:

This upsets me so much I can’t really write dispassionately about it. I’m just glad that Canada passed the Marriage Act in 2005, making same-sex marriage legal across the country and that PM Harper’s attempt to revisit the issue in 2006 was soundly defeated in Parliament.

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Author: guerson

Historian. Teacher. Knitter. Passionate for bringing people together and building bridges.

4 thoughts on “Against Proposition 8”

  1. Alex, eu ja acordei bem sensivel hoje, e vendo esse video nao conseguia parar de chorar. Tao bom se o mundo fosse um lugar mais justo.
    Thanks again for the UPS coupon.

  2. Carla,

    This is definitely one of those issues that scream “unfairness” all over it. Alan is even more vocal than I am about it. We live in Toronto’s gay village and we feel very close to gay rights issues and this one is a very basic one as far as I’m concerned. The concept of family has changed more than once throughout history so there’s really no reason why it can’t change again…

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