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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wow.

7 comments:

k said...

The raw passion of this wrenches my heart, thanks for posting it Tamara!

Melissa said...

Wow indeed. Unfortunately, I am afraid that such a powerful message falls on only deaf ears.

Tamara said...

I share that fear Melissa. But I have to hold out hope... after all, a similar measure went before California voters a few years ago and the ban on gay marriage had much more support that time around (I believe it was something in the 60 percentile, as compared with 52% this time around). That gives me hope that hearts and minds can be changed, as indeed they have been on so many other issues in our history.

Rinalia said...

This is Marji from AP (posting under my personal blogger account) - thanks for posting this.

Prop 8 is a tragedy, a violation of human rights. Even worse is Arkansas denying unwed single persons and gay couples the right to foster and adopt children.

The prejudice, discrimination and unfettered hatred makes me heart ache. I will hope for change because humans are adaptable creatures (Connecticut's supreme court recently ruled gay marriage is a right). But it's still disappointing.

√Āngela said...

This actually made me cry. I still can't understand how people can be so selfish to deny others a chance at happiness. It's so unbeleivably sad.

JudyM said...

Wow is right! I always enjoy Keith Olbermann's Special Comments, but this one was particularly moving. The hate that people like those who supported Prop 8 carry around is very discouraging and I really don't understand it...

Canadian Rockies Art - Nathalie Girard said...

Wow indeed! Thank you so much for sharing this Tamara. This is a very real and heartfelt commentary and I agree with it 10000000%

We need so much more love in the world, not less!

So what if two people of the same sex want to get married - they are not hurting anyone, they are sharing love and spend a lifetime together. That does not affect anybody else around them, so why deny them the right to have that piece of paper if they want it.

I would have thought, of all places, that California would be more open to this.