For those wondering why the protests seem to persist after the passing of Prop. 8, from the political theorist perspective we may be witnessing a backlash to the tyranny of the majority.
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I caught up with No on Proposition 8 supporter Carlos Cabrera, 26, of San Francisco. Cabrera is a single gay man who is openly concerned about the future of gay marriage across the nation.
Consider for a moment -- for sake of argument -- however, that we, the LGBTQ community and our friends and family, are responsible for the discrimination, the intolerance.
In essence, voting "no" meant "to not eliminate" gay marriage. Who says that? No one. In fact, I've been taught in writing classes that this would be poor English.
The desire to scapegoat blacks for Prop 8's defeat has exposed the now not-so-latent racism in our movement.
What a blemish on the name of our otherwise moderately liberal -- and fair-minded state, that we have allowed this hate-based measure to pass.
Ed. Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether...
Remember, uneducated people -- of all races -- are not students of history. They react to the environment around them, which often rewards homophobia.
Let Prop. 8 be the impetus by which Californians reestablish some sanity to the initiative process.
It pains me to describe it this way, but "No on 8" -- like Michael Dukakis -- blew a seventeen-point lead. Our right to marry just got taken away from us, and we've got to be smart if we're going to get it back.
I'm having a hard time expressing in words how I feel right now. On the one hand, the election of Barack Obama is one of the great moments in our nati...
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