Dracil’s BlogJournal

December 4, 2008

Prop 8 The Musical

Prop 8 The Musical.  It’s about 3 min long.  Contains quite a few big names in the cast.

While we’re at it, let’s ban divorce.

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November 16, 2008

Nationwide Protest against Proposition 8 in San Francisco

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So… I went to the protest today.

Well, first I went to Calumet to try out a photography vest.  Decided not to get it ’cause they only had black (which can get really hot).  I mainly want one so I don’t have to keep bringing bags.

There were several protesters on the bus I took to city hall.  I arrived half an hour early but there was already a really large crowd.

There were a bunch of political and religious figures that gave speeches like Mark Leno or Amos Brown or the girl sent by Barbara Lee.  There were also LGBT people including a hermaphrodite.  For the most part, they tried to tell people to stop scapegoating other communities.  I think it helped the message that some of the people up there were African-American preachers and gay mormons.

I went to get lunch when it was over at 12:45 (15 minutes overtime) and saw the protesters march past while I was eating.  Went to get some books over at Japantown, then went back to downtown to go home and we hit the protesters who were basically marching on the streets and blocking traffic.

As I was heading to the Bart I saw a big crowd of people watching a performance by The Loyd Family Players.  They took a 5 minute break but the police came and made them go away during their break.

Olbermann on Prop 8

Also, domestic partnerships are still inferior to marriages despite the people bringing up that one law.  And that’s not even including federal differences.

November 14, 2008

Dan Savage on Colbert Report

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2008/11/12/savage_does_colbert

Heh, I love reading his columns (Savage Love).  He’s also the guy who coined the word Santorum to mean “The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex” in honor of Senator Rick Santorum‘s comments on homosexuality.

November 5, 2008

Proposition H8

Yes it passed.  It doesn’t affect me but the fact that such bigotry still exists so heavily pretty much dashed all joy I had of the Obama victory.  I’m ashamed to be living in CA.  On the other hand, I’m proud of the fact that SF had the highest percentage voting No on it, which isn’t actually surprising given the role the mayor Gavin Newsom played in all this.

I’m also upset that I went to a church once (Promised Land Fellowship) for some seminar with Joyce and that church supported Yes on H8.

The silver lining is that Prop H8 may actually be illegal.  The reason?  It conflicts with the Equal Protection clause so it’s not an amendment, it’s a revision.  So it needed to be passed as a constitutional revision instead of a constitutional amendment.

Also, if at any point, it affects previously married homosexuals, it becomes an ex post facto law, and would thus be illegal as well.  The attorney general has stated that it wouldn’t affect their marriages, but I don’t see how that’s possible given this part of the amendment: “Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

But IANAL.

Also, the Mormon church should lose their tax-exempt status for meddling in our political affairs (to the tune of $25 million).

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