Sunday, September 21, 2008

Prop. 8 Shaming

Proposition 8 will appear on the November 2008 ballot in California. It is variously known as the Protect Marriage Act, the Same-Sex Marriage Ban or the Limit on Marriage Amendment. If it passes, it will add a new constitutional amendment to the California Constitution that will have the following text: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The ballot title for the measure says that Prop. 8 "eliminates the right of same-sex couples to marry".

As is the case with so many things political these days, the money counts. People are voting with their wallets because personal beliefs aren't enough anymore; a person needs to pay someone they trust to put an advocacy up on TV so they know what to believe. Brad Pitt just donated some absurd amount to the 'against' folks. Mormons are being encouraged to donate 'for.' Millions are going towards this proposition, one way or the other.

Perhaps I am so disgusted by this $ituation only because I have no money to give.

Anyhow, if you'd like to see which way the people in your neighborhood swing (whether you're in CA or not; plenty of out-of-state money is coming in) and exactly how wide they open their wallet-maws, check this LA Times page.

So far everyone who has donated from 90026 has been opposed. I love Echo Park.

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