I’m in Pittsburgh for a visit so I’m watching the Prop 8 fall out from here, wishing I was in LA. A friend alerted me to Melissa Ethridge’s post on The Daily Beast in response to the measure’s passage on Nov. 4th.
(A poll that shows 70% of black voters in California voted in favor of Prop 8 is a rich irony that will be addressed at another time.)
An excerpt from Ethridge’s post:
Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen… Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen. I mean that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights, sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books…
Even though we could be married in Mass. or Conn, Canada, Holland, Spain and a handful of other countries, this is our home. This is where we work and play and raise our families. We will not rest until we have the full rights of any other citizen. It is that simple, no fearful vote will ever stop us, that is not the American way.
Thumbnail: The Daily Beast