Special open thread-ish Sunday edition of LD. Â Why? All kinds of stuff is happening!
I know some of you attended Join the Impact / marriage equality / LGBT civil rights rallies yesterday. Â (Running attendance totals here.) Â Accounts and photographs are proliferating hither and yon on the internets. Â But I’d love to hear from you all in particular (and I’d bet some of you all would like to hear from each other). Â
So: who went where? Â What was it like? Â Favorite signs? Â Feelings, before/ during/ after? Â And/or on a broader scale, whether or not you were able to or interested in attending: where do you place public assemblies like this, relative to other means of social communication and change work? Â How are you feeling about this whole marriage equality/LGBT family recognition/rights stuff, nation-wide? Â After AK, AZ, CA, and FL and their aftermaths?
If you’ve written about this in a blog post, hey, give us the link! Â Otherwise, hold forth here!
The handful of surveys I’ve run through this blog have all netted FASCINATING and DETAILED insights in a way that comments haven’t (non-registered people talk up, & those who don’t feel as inclined to write so directly in the glare of public attention). Â With a little more time (and a sense of whether this would scratch a useful itch) I can try to hook up a simple survey. Â I know I’d be interested.Â
Meanwhile: Hey, hey! Â What do you say?
* Had to bust in, just past lunch on Monday, to say:
Â “Brown urges state high court to hear anti-Prop. 8 suits,” Â writes Bob Egelko in the online version of theÂ San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov 2008.
“The profound importance of the issues raised by Proposition 8 warrants that this matter be reviewed and promptly resolved by the California Supreme Court,” Brown said in a statement accompanying a brief filed with the court.