30 October 2008

More on Proposition 8

I trust you'll all forgive me for channelling Lesbian Dad this week: I can't imagine anyone writing more eloquently and more pointedly about marriage politics in California right now, and she's a great source of updates from the California organizations fighting the good fights. Here's the latest from Kate Kendall (executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights) and Geoff Kors (executive director of Equality California):

Beginning last night and continuing this morning a coordinated cyber attack on the No on Prop 8 website prevented some donors from being able to contribute. This attack is being investigated by federal authorities. Fortunately, there was no breach in security and we are again able to accept contributions online.

As if that attack isn’t outrageous enough, at a recent Prop 8 rally an official campaign spokesman actually compared the right of same-sex couples to marry to the rise of Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany.Watch the video.

This insanity needs to stop. Prop 8 needs to be defeated. It’s wrong. It’s unfair. The people supporting it are fanatical, intolerant, and willing to do and say anything to eliminate our rights. Period.

We cannot let them succeed.

Let’s do this once and for all. Help us reach our goal of $3 million by Friday.

Tony Perkins, national crusader in the effort to eliminate the right to marry, has said the battle to pass Prop 8 is more important than the presidential election. The result is that they have raised $4.5 million in the last two days and purchased another $2 million in advertising.

That’s how critical this fight is to the other side. That’s how much they care.

I believe you care more. So what more are you going to do?

Comments on Shannon's latest Strollerderby post show that some proponents of Prop 8 are voting because they've become convinced by the lies about what Prop 8 will do. I've been loving reading all the posts in the Write to Marry Day collection (more than 400!). I've been gratified to see Lesbian Dad's fundraising for No on 8 perk up so quickly in response to the current crisis. Thanks to everyone who is raising a voice, or a blog post, in support of fairness and equality.

This is, truly, a momentous election. I'm going to quote LD again to end tonight:

I’m not exactly sure what pacifists do when war is declared on them. I am not a happy user of the language of war, or its symbolism, or anything related to it, right down to but most certainly including its actual weaponry. But I do know that a lot of people are banding together here, in the name of love. A lot.

From the time of this post, we have five more days to either stand up, or keep standing. We can do it.


Kristen said...

Thanks for the links. Why does the opposition have to be so full of hate?

I hadn't donated before I read this - I'm heading over to contribute a paltry sum now...

Reuven said...

There's a big THREAT tonight. Some churches want to spread disgusting things to kids when they hand out candy. See It's OK to Vote No for more info.