Oct. 14th, 2008

I was going to post about this a few days ago, but then [livejournal.com profile] psifenix had to go and scoop me on it. Ah well, the more the merrier. [I realize the union of friends between me and him is fairly large, but redundancy never hurt anyone.] [livejournal.com profile] badoingdoing also makes some good comments.

Next month, Proposition 8, "Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry", is on the ballot in California. This proposition, if passed, would amend the California constitution revoking the recently granted rights of same-sex couples to marry.

Polling was initially looking hopeful, with the "No" side having a slight lead for many months. However, a massive scare-tactic ad campaign by the "Yes" side, funded heavily by outside sources, has taken its toll in the last few weeks, and recent polls show the "Yes" side ahead by 5 points.

Here's where you come in. As just noted, any US voting citizen can donate to the campaign to get the truth out. I realize most readers here are students, and thus on low incomes, but even a few dollars can help. Plus, as noted by [livejournal.com profile] psifenix today, HRC will match any contribution: Donate, and then tell others. Link to this post or copy the text verbatim, if you'd like.

Furthermore, if you know anyone registered or eligible to vote in California, make sure they vote this season, and vote Proposition 8 down. The results of this election could have lasting effects, outside California even, for many years to come.

More info: No On Prop 8 Home

[steps down off the soapbox]


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