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On December 20th in cities around the nation people who believe in equal rights will be holding  candle light vigils. Check out www.jointheimpact.com to find your city. Please remember we are all created equal. Happy Holidays!

-Koop

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To all our readers, I never intended for our blog to be about gay rights. But the issue is important to me and I feel I have to get the word out.  

On Tuesday night I could not have been prouder than to elect an African American President.  For the first time in a very long time I felt proud to be an American.  Our nation had looked beyond color and at a person we felt, as a nation, could lead us into a prosperous future. Twenty minutes later I wanted to cry.  Proposition 8 was gaining and in the end it looks like it will pass.  The California Constitution will now read that people of the same sex cannot be married and cannot observe the same rights as heterosexual couples.  

As I spent the next day at work, I am producing a TV show on genealogy, looking through historic photos of slaves and the civil war I started to cry.  It hit me that it took hundreds of years for our nation to move past this racism and segregation.  How long is it going to take our nation to accept the LGBT community?  When will we look past a person’s sexuality and at the person?  Any person who is gay is not less than a person.  One homosexual person does not count as 1/16th of a person in the census.  According to our national Constitution they are created equal so why does that not apply in every sense of the word?  

It makes me extremely angry when people look down on others because they are different or not like them or not the norm.  But each of you who will not even try to understand homosexuality I ask you this:  All of you has at least one person in your life who is gay.  Whether it be a friend, relative, co-worker you more than likely do.  The next time you see that person, that gay person who do care about, look them in the eye and say:  “You are not equal to me.  You are less than me and do not deserve the same rights that I enjoy.”  This is exactly what you are saying each and every day when you vote Yes on legislation like Proposition 8 or make a homophobic slurs.  Remember that person’s face when you do these things because you are directly hurting that  person you care about.

Today there will be a rally at the Mormon Church in West LA at 2pm.  The No on Prop 8 supporters are going to ask the group who opposed them the most why?  They would like to hear their opinions face to face.  Personally I cannot attend due to my work.  But if you are in LA and can make it please go.  This is a peaceful event much like the rallies held around the state last night.  Remember “Equality for all,” its the basis on which our country was formed.

“It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled – Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.” – President Elect Obama

I would also like to thank all those who volunteered to help spread the word on No on Prop 8 and all the continued supporters who are trying to keep the movement alive.  

http://www.noonprop8.com/

 

 

LA Times

LA Times

San Francisco Rally courtesy of Hilary Detmold

San Francisco Rally courtesy of Hilary Detmold

 

SF Rally courtesy of Hilary Detmold

SF Rally courtesy of Hilary Detmold

Once again my opinions do not necessarily reflect those shared by my blog co-authors.

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Per our definition of this site, I know this post does not entirely apply but after watching countless ads supporting Proposition 8 I had to write something.  I, personally, am voting “NO”on Prop 8 but I am not imposing my views on you.  All I ask is please research the facts of the proposition and consider all sides of the issue.

Even if you do not believe in gay marriage or marriage consider your friends, co-workers, neighbors etc.  Many of these people could be gay and do they not deserve the right to be married?  Consider if it were your child.  Do you not want the people you love/care about to be able to be with the person they love?  Please think beyond yourself and your ideas of what constitutes who should be able to marry, and remember we simple cannot help with whom we fall in love.

Get the facts:

http://www.noonprop8.com/

My views do not necessarily reflect Jessi’s views on this issue.  I speak only for myself.

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