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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where Is Our Gay Martin Luther King?

Diane Silver writing in the Bay Area Reporter:

"...polls show an increasing possibility that we will lose the right to
marry in California.
Polls also indicate that a constitutional ban on
same-sex marriage may pass in Arizona, just two years after Arizona became the
first state to defeat such a prohibition.
Voters in Florida may be poised to
approve the most punitive kind of marriage ban - one that prohibits marriage
equality and any form of legal right for same-sex couples and unmarried
heterosexuals. Given that Florida requires a 60 percent "yes" vote to amend its
constitution, it's disheartening that polls show the ban within striking
distance of passage.
In Arkansas, an underfunded campaign is struggling to
defeat an initiative that would keep lesbians and gays from fostering or
adopting children.
Early voting has already begun in some states. The rest of
the country votes on November 4. We're running out of time. Pro-equality
campaigns report that they are short of money.
I'm not joking when I say we
need heroes right now. We need a Martin Luther King Jr. or a Gandhi. And, I
wouldn't at all mind if a Wonder Woman or Superman flew in to help."

We have no leaders...and no unified movement. What a shame.


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