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All You Need is Love

I was no spring chicken when Jonathan and I were finally able to get married: my first time, his second. We told almost no one and simply went down to the Beverly Hills courthouse one morning, dressed like it was any ordinary day. Though we had always considered ourselves to be partners and soulmates and continued to celebrate our anniversary on the day we met, not the day the state recognized us as a couple, I still found myself crying during the brief but beautifully conducted ceremony. Now no one could legally stand between us. It shouldn't matter but it does. How anyone can deny this to others is beyond belief, beyond cruelty, beyond even religious justification. "I give unto you a new law: love thy neighbor." It's time to let the new law be, and accept that everyone be allowed to enjoy the same constitutional protections.


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sal93
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
well said. i've heard people say that we'll know who's president early in the evening, but we won't know about prop 8 until very late.

i know i'll be up waiting.
senryu
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
This is where we take democracy directly into our hands, and we must exercise it wisely. Neither of the major presidential candidates stand behind California's current law, so it's up to us to lead on this and other issues. I know that voting in California is like having to take an exam: the booklet was thick again this year and the advertising misleading and often funded by questionable organizations. But that's how democracy works. Just because the polls will be closed almost everywhere else, we still have important decisions to make other than the figurehead at the top of the ballot.
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