First, get out your hankies, if you’re the weepy type.
Second, watch for a quickie cameo by our former babysitter (hint: she’s testifier #3!). Yeah, we’re lucky. Â She works as a camp counselor at Camp it Up, a long-running summer camp for LGBT families. Â She and her homies there felt this all needed to be said, and I think they did a damn good job saying it.
Now if THIS was the post you decided to pass on to a friend, or co-worker, or whomever you haven’t already innundated with links or notices, then I will now provide the following LINK TO WHERE FOLKS CAN HELP SUPPORT THE NO ON 8 CAMPAIGN. Â Â
Regular readers know all about this issue — most of you have long since been buttonholing everyone you know about it, and I’m only raining this stuff down on you so you can pass it on — but if this post is your first glimpse of the CA Proposition 8 issue, you can brush up on it withÂ WikipediaÂ here, and know that both sides consider this battle a watershed for the whole gay marriage issue nationally. Â Can’t tell from inside the fishbowl here whether that’s clear outside the state. Â Do tell me if I’m bludgeoning the nail over the head. Â Or say: Keep it comin’! Â I’m forwarding this shite like crazy, sister! Â The more the merrier!
People,Â I warned youÂ it’d be a one-note symphony for weeks here. Be grateful these fine young people made a snappy video, otherwise you’d be getting another heart-on-my-sleeve jeremiad.
[Action Alert! Â Californians should also know it’s a No on 8 Action Weekend this weekend: check out this list of cities in which activities are happening near you. Â The Mormon church has pleged to hang one million door signs, and as I hope you’ve read, is hell-bent on imprinting its worldview (can we hear that word and not thing Gov. Palin?) on the state. Â Join the coalition of volunteers this weekend, which will include women’s groups, civil rights groups, faith leaders and members of congregations, labor union members, teachers, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Â Bay Area folk, want to sit still and use your cell phone instead? Â Our Family Coalition will have childcare at the SF LGBT Center for folks phone banking in two-hour shifts, between 10 & 2. Â Contact Julia at Our Family for more details.]
[next in this marraige equality series: San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders’ statement on same-sex marriage]