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Old 11-15-2008, 06:27 PM   #331
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erm, well, anyway, i'm at home and recovering from the Prop 8 protest in DC. (Memphis did volunteer work since he was already committed).

it was quite a positive experience. very calm, very happy, good spirit. probably 4-5,000 people, lots of families, lots of straight allies, and it skewed quite young.

we did get poured on, and we started to joke that the rain (and tornado watches) came because some people our there were praying real extra hard.

and then, right as we made our way right up towards the white house behind the Washington Monument and in front of the Lincoln Memorial, a rainbow appeared. no joke. you can probably see it on Andrew Sullivan's blog since i was maybe 10 feet from him when i saw him take the picture. then when we got to Lafayette Park in front of the White House, it had stopped raining and the sun began to come out.

it's such a simple issue. maybe i'll post some pictures when i get them off my camera. right now, i'm still in recovery since i was soaked to the skin.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #332
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The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Lots of commentary & pictures from protests around the country on Andrew's site. This might be the rainbow you mentioned:




Also, there's a 'quote of the day' on his site as well

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"The right to marry whoever one wishes is an elementary human right compared to which ‘the right to attend an integrated school, the right to sit where one pleases on a bus, the right to go into any hotel or recreation area or place of amusement, regardless of one’s skin or color or race’ are minor indeed. Even political rights, like the right to vote, and nearly all other rights enumerated in the Constitution, are secondary to the inalienable human rights to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; and to this category the right to home and marriage unquestionably belongs," - Hannah Arendt, Dissent, 1959.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:43 PM   #333
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^ yup, that's the one.

the weather was insane today.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:50 PM   #334
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we did get poured on, and we started to joke that the rain (and tornado watches) came because some people our there were praying real extra hard.
I jokingly thought the same thing when Southern California started bursting into flames today
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:53 PM   #335
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i think it's funny that it's more of a money issue w gays, taxes, medical benefits and not for "better or worse" and love etc.

i think if hetros had those tax and med. benefits stripped and civil unions had them handed to them, the strights would still want to be "married" and gays would be ok w it being called "civil unions".



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Completely false statement with no basis in reality.
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i Jokingly Thought The Same Thing When Southern California Started Bursting Into Flames Today


Lol.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:55 PM   #337
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I jokingly thought the same thing when Southern California started bursting into flames today
Before the election, there was an article in the LA Times, and some genius Prop 8 supporter actually connected the fires in Northern California with the Supreme Court decision to include gays in the Constitution.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:56 PM   #338
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I jokingly thought the same thing when Southern California started bursting into flames today
Now that's funny. This site rarely makes me laugh out loud, but this did. Thank you, BAW.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #339
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So much for "vote your conscience"

Man faces possible excommunication from LDS Church for supporting same sex marriage - ABC 4.com
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:50 PM   #340
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I agree with Jon Stewart when he said things like gay marriage are for show.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:06 PM   #341
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I agree with Jon Stewart when he said things like gay marriage are for show.
Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but it doesn't sound like something Jon Stewart would say.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:43 PM   #342
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He did...with reference to gay marriage opponents treating it as a scapegoat for things that actually do threaten marriages, infidelity etc.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:20 PM   #343
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What?! It says he faced "possible excommunication," but was he actually excommunicated? I'm surprised this hasn't been brought into more attention. I've never been a fan of people stereotyping Mormons for things that have happened ages ago, most Mormons are very good people with the best intentions, but this is just so backwards and wrong that someone somewhere in that church deserves to be slapped.
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He did...with reference to gay marriage opponents treating it as a scapegoat for things that actually do threaten marriages, infidelity etc.
OK, that makes more sense.
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Thankyou for presenting a very neo-con point of view

I support it
I don't think Melon was sanctioning illegal invasions.

But, whatever.
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