Prop 8 protests across the US this Saturday!

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's slow. Just wait. I'm sure it's totally bogged down.
     
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    I have movers coming Saturday. :(
     
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    Go to the protest and let the movers move your stuff. :)
     
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    Link isn't working for me either, Lee.

    EDIT: I take that back, its working now, I think they were just having issues.
     
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    Yes- it's just really slow. I'm sure they're getting a lot of traffic.
     
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    Yeah, I was repeatedly getting database connection errors, but finally got through.

    Looks like its LA town hall for me this weekend! Thanks for the link Lee.
     
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    No problem! I'll be at City Hall on Saturday for whoever wants to show up! PoD and mkrishnan- try to make it if you can!
     
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    I think I'm going to round up a posse and to go SF City Hall.

    Exciting times.
     
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    You knew we wouldn't leave you all by yourselves out there.
     
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    You have no idea how important this is (coming together that is). For a long time we've been a very poorly focused and unorganized minority. Now we're galvanized and on the march.

    If you'll excuse me, it's time for some Bob Dylan. ;):D
     
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    This happens when we get cornered. The last time we were this motivated was the AIDS pandemic. I don't think most people understand just what's about to happen.
     
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    I only hope the courts understand what's about to happen; if they don't, they'll lose a lot of their reputation as guardians of liberty and rights.
     
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    Oh believe me, they get it. And if there was any doubt in their minds before, it's about to be erased.
     
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    Seriously Lee, I'm getting excited.

    Just five days ago I felt horribly crushed by the passage of Prop 8, and now I'm feeling optimistic that it will be one of the last of its kind.
     
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    I told you not to freak out. It's moments in time like this when magic happens. And what seemed impossible, seems more possible than ever.
     
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    Damn when I clicked that link this morning there were like 4 protests, now there are a TON, I hope people who have committed to these protests actually go through with them! We need to make our voices heard, that the only way to get things done. No one said this would be easy, but we will win, we MUST win! I think we are making progress, but this will be a long fight. We can't afford to get complacent again. I agree with Lee, they have no idea what they have started, but be sure of one thing, we will finish this, and it will end on our side!

    Thought I'd add another protest scheduled for the 12th, not the 15th in NYC!



    PROTEST IN NYC NOVEMBER 12TH!!

    Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location: New York Manhattan Mormon Temple
    Street: 125 Columbus Ave at 65th Street
    City/Town: New York, NY

    Tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters are in the streets in California and Salt Lake City and around the country protesting the votes banning same-sex marriage in California.

    Join them! Make your voices heard right here in New York City.

    We will tell the Mormon Church how we feel about its relentless campaign to condemn and control our lives. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was, by far, the biggest financer of California's heinous and hateful Proposition 8. The Mormon Church begged their members to donate money to Prop 8, pouring 20 million dollars into the campaign. And their attacks on us didn't start there and aren't about to end. They're plotting right now to bring their money and influence to bear against the LGBT community everywhere in this country, including trying to prevent marriage equality in New York.

    Join us in speaking out against hate and discrimination! Stop them taking away your rights!

    PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION - BRING SIGNS -- ALERT THE MEDIA

    Media Contact: Corey Johnson - (646) 246-4848 cojo63@aol.com

    Original link for people with a Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57450719688&ref=mf

    EDIT: I just sent an email to every host on Sirius Radio's Gay Channle OutQ Channel 109 asking to promote the Nov. 12th protests! They have been talking about the other protests, but haven't heard them mention this yet.
     
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    Thanks man! Good job! Let's hope they pick it up.
     
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    This will be great. There has not been any serious legislation to ban gay marriage in MN, but with Pawlenty it is only a matter of time.
     
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    I'm going to try to make it to one of the ones in San Diego. I'm not gay, but it's about time we get a grip on ourselves. I just hope noone gets out of hand during the protests.
     
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    Everything good happens while I'm at work.

    I'm going to try to get off Saturday so I can go to the Phoenix protest.
     
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    MLK Day March on Washington, 1/19/2009

    EVEN IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYBODY YOU KNOW.

    THE FOLLOWING RELEASE WILL BE SENT THIS WEEK TO HUNDREDS OF NEWSPAPERS, ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS LISTED AS SUPPORTERS OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY ON HTTP://WWW.EQUALITYFORALL.COM, BEGINNING WITH THE LARGEST AND MOST RESOURCEFUL. PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY OUT-OF-STATE COALITIONS THAT SHOULD BE INFORMED IN THESE BEGINNING STAGES OF ORGANIZATION.
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    March on Washington for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW

    —We Still Have the Dream

    January 19, 2009

    The entire world will be watching—

    Over 45 years since Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech, gays and lesbians are 'still sadly crippled by the…chains of discrimination.' The time to act is NOW.

    With the passage of Proposition 8 in California, constitutional amendments to ban same sex marriage in 29 states, including most recently Florida and Arizona, and a ban on gay and lesbian adoption in Arkansas, it is clear the GLBT community is under attack and being denied equal protection under the law.

    In fact, the passage of Proposition 8 is breath-taking in its scope and injustice. It marks the first time in US history that a particular group's rights have been eliminated after a Supreme Court found in the group's favor. The California Supreme Court found that limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman violated the equal protection clause of the California Constitution. Prop. 8 reverses this important and ground-breaking ruling.

    As the entire world watches the first African-American inaugurated as President of the US on January 20, gays and lesbians are still fighting for basic civil rights. This is the ideal moment for the entire GLBT community, their friends, family and other like-minded people committed to ending discrimination to stand up and register their outrage.

    We invite you to attend the nation's largest march and rally ever for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, January 19, 2009 at high noon.

    See you in D.C.
     
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    Wow! Thanks! That's awesome.
     

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