The Irony of Proposition 8

03Nov08

Prop 8: the ban on gay marriage.

As I drove through Downtown L.A. yesterday, I witnessed the end of two competing rallies. Protesters were carrying signs and chanting in support of Prop 8. Restore traditional marriage, they said. Others were carrying signs against Prop 8. It’s discriminatory.

They yelled back and forth at each other, and invited drivers-by to honk in support or protest. Then, they went their separate ways.

The Prop 8 supporters, those who would like to tell you who you can and cannot marry, were predominately Asian and Mexican.

The Prop 8 opponents, those who believe that you should have the freedom to choose without discrimination, were white.

Welcome to Los Angeles.

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5 Responses to “The Irony of Proposition 8”

  1. 1 Burns!

    Once we outlaw the gay marriage, Asian and Mexican marriage will be next. That’ll show ’em.

  2. What I really love is how many people are anti-Obama because of racism… not because he’s black but because he’s ARAB. Even though, you know, he isn’t.

  3. 3 Laurie

    Chuckle. That’s because the Asian, Hispanic, and African-American communities GET it. This is NOT a discriminatory issue; this is a MORAL issue.

  4. 4 donna

    no on 8. who are we, as people, to say whether or not certain individuals are allowed to get married? who are we, as humans, to take away a right for some but not for others? who are we, as individuals, to decide for someone else when they have could decide on thier own? no on 8.
    p.s. barrack the vote.

  5. 5 donna

    heres the basics: those who vote no on 8 are pro freedom and choice; those who vote yes on 8 are conhomosexuals………aka homophobes. voting yes on 8 wont suddenly extinguish gays and lesbians from california, it wont automatically stop gays and lesbians from showing their love and effection towards eachother, it will simply stop them from marrying……whats the point. its not like they are marrying you?


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