Saturday, November 15, 2008

 

Prop. 8 Protest in Columbus, OH

Nationwide protests are scheduled today on the passage of Prop. 8 in California.

Being curious, I checked the protests for Ohio. The protest will be at City Hall on 90 W. Broadway at 1:30 PM. The other three streets that border city hall in Columbus? Front St., Marconi Blvd, and, YES, Gay St.!

I'm rather neutral on this issue but would like to see the government get out of the "marriage" business altogether. Set up a governmental system where all unions are civil unions while various religions can sanction whatever types of marriages they wish. In my personal life I'm against all marriages and have no plans to marry again. Hell, I haven't gone out on a date in 9 years. Don't want to, see no reason to.

The organizers are framing this as an equality issue. I'd rather see it framed as a freedom issue. Equality if a false god. People in prison are all equal but freedom is something better all together.

BTW - some are saying Mormons are not a target of these protests but they are in Maryland. Blacks voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prop. 8. Why aren't the protesters marching in front of NAACP headquarters or through predominantly black sections of towns?

Comments:
Now, now, now. Racism still trumps everything else. It is only safe to protest against and otherwise badmouth white folks, and white males in particular. And heteros? Well, that goes without saying.
 
I thought maybe the protesters were afraid of getting their butts kicked.
 
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