talulababy: (iris01)
My friend [profile] csiny_slposted this on her LJ and I have to share.

Please check out this site.   Courage Campaign community photo project


Infamous prosecutor Ken Starr has filed a legal brief -- on behalf of the "Yes on 8" campaign -- to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in California between May and November of 2008.

It's time to put a face to Ken Starr's shameful legal proceedings. To put a face to the 18,000 couples facing forcible divorce. To put a face to marriage equality. Because, gay or straight, YOU are the face of the Marriage Equality Movement.



Those pics on the site break my heart. These are real people and real families whose dreams were crushed by fellow citicens who's afraid of the difference.

Looking at this pic and I dare you to tell me it's the right thing to do.



talulababy: (iris01)
My friend [profile] csiny_slposted this on her LJ and I have to share.

Please check out this site.   Courage Campaign community photo project


Infamous prosecutor Ken Starr has filed a legal brief -- on behalf of the "Yes on 8" campaign -- to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in California between May and November of 2008.

It's time to put a face to Ken Starr's shameful legal proceedings. To put a face to the 18,000 couples facing forcible divorce. To put a face to marriage equality. Because, gay or straight, YOU are the face of the Marriage Equality Movement.



Those pics on the site break my heart. These are real people and real families whose dreams were crushed by fellow citicens who's afraid of the difference.

Looking at this pic and I dare you to tell me it's the right thing to do.



Prop 8

Nov. 12th, 2008 10:39 pm
talulababy: (Default)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] csiny_sl

One of my flist posted this video on her LJ and I just want to spread the words.

Keith Olbermann is an American sportscaster, news anchor and political commentator.

From Afterelton

Tonight Keith Olbermann, whose history of supporting gay people and gay causes has made him a favorite around here for some time, spoke directly at those people in California and beyond who voted in favor of Proposition 8 or who continue to stand in opposition to same-sex marriage.




Part of the transcript,

If you voted for this Proposition or support those who did or the sentiment they expressed, I have some questions, because, truly, I do not… understand. Why does this matter to you? What is it to you? In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships, these people over here want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is your option. They don’t want to deny you yours. They don’t want to take anything away from you. They want what you want — a chance to be a little less alone in the world.

Only now you are saying to them — no. You can’t have it on these terms. Maybe something similar. If they behave. If they don’t cause too much trouble. You’ll even give them all the same legal rights — even as you’re taking away the legal right, which they already had. A world around them, still anchored in love and marriage, and you are saying, no, you can’t marry. What if somebody passed a law that said you couldn’t marry?


Full transcript can be found here

Prop 8

Nov. 12th, 2008 10:39 pm
talulababy: (Default)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] csiny_sl

One of my flist posted this video on her LJ and I just want to spread the words.

Keith Olbermann is an American sportscaster, news anchor and political commentator.

From Afterelton

Tonight Keith Olbermann, whose history of supporting gay people and gay causes has made him a favorite around here for some time, spoke directly at those people in California and beyond who voted in favor of Proposition 8 or who continue to stand in opposition to same-sex marriage.




Part of the transcript,

If you voted for this Proposition or support those who did or the sentiment they expressed, I have some questions, because, truly, I do not… understand. Why does this matter to you? What is it to you? In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships, these people over here want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is your option. They don’t want to deny you yours. They don’t want to take anything away from you. They want what you want — a chance to be a little less alone in the world.

Only now you are saying to them — no. You can’t have it on these terms. Maybe something similar. If they behave. If they don’t cause too much trouble. You’ll even give them all the same legal rights — even as you’re taking away the legal right, which they already had. A world around them, still anchored in love and marriage, and you are saying, no, you can’t marry. What if somebody passed a law that said you couldn’t marry?


Full transcript can be found here

Prop 8

Nov. 6th, 2008 08:05 pm
talulababy: (dean_bored)
I guess most of you've probably already known but if you haven't yet, Proposition 8 has passed with 52.5% to 47.5%. :(

Prop 8

Nov. 6th, 2008 08:05 pm
talulababy: (dean_bored)
I guess most of you've probably already known but if you haven't yet, Proposition 8 has passed with 52.5% to 47.5%. :(
talulababy: (snow_cat)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] schnute23

10 reasons why gay marriage is wrong.

1) Being gay is not natural.
And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, piercings and silicon breasts...

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.
In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behav​ior.
People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all;
Hence why women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed;
And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.
So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children,
Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight child​ren.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.

In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

talulababy: (snow_cat)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] schnute23

10 reasons why gay marriage is wrong.

1) Being gay is not natural.
And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, piercings and silicon breasts...

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.
In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behav​ior.
People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all;
Hence why women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed;
And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.
So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children,
Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight child​ren.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.

In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

talulababy: (snow_cat)
A friend sent me this poem. It was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.


SLOW DANCE


Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.


Read more... )
talulababy: (snow_cat)
A friend sent me this poem. It was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.


SLOW DANCE


Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.


Read more... )

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