Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Why write about Proposition 8 if we live in Delaware?

Written on November 14th, 2008 by Suzanneno shouts

Because it affects all gays and lesbians, no matter where in the United States they live.  I am sick and tired of being made to feel like a second class citizen.  I am sick and tired of being asked to be happy with little handouts – it’s kind of like sitting at the kiddie table and not being allowed at the big table. 

I get tears in my eyes when I hear bigoted idiots talk about me, my loved ones, and my friends, as if we are evil and vile.  What happens to my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in other parts of the United States matters to me – while we may not have much else in common – we share something that is with us every day, no matter where we go and what we do.

Straight people like to ask us to understand them and to be tolerant.  They only say it so we still spend our money in their stores and restaurants and so our money still goes to their families.  Screw that.  I prefer a gay business over one owned by straights any day!

I think every obviously anti-gay business needs to be boycotted.

Some people may think that asking for a boycott of El Coyote, a San Francisco Restaurant whose floor manager gave money to the Mormon Church to pass Proposition 8, is asked too much.  However, 10% of the money that floor manager, Marjorie Christofferson, makes goes to the Mormon Church as required  tithe.  Those 10 percent as well as the one hundred dollars she agave IN ADDITION to the Mormon church was money that she received in parts from El Coyote’s gay and lesbian clients.

And then there comes a half-assed press conference – well, she didn’t convince me.

Watch the press conference below

 

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Californians Against Hate

Written on November 14th, 2008 by equalitydriveno shouts

LOS ANGELES, CA – Fred Karger, Founder of Californians Against Hate, today filed a Sworn Complaint with the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). In the complaint he accused The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) of not reporting numerous non monetary contributions to ProtectMarriage.com – Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal I.D. # 1302592.

Californians Against Hate.

Proposition 8 protesters target businesses

Written on November 14th, 2008 by equalitydriveno shouts

More than a week after the passage of Proposition 8, activists opposed to the ban on gay marriage have shifted their protests to new arenas — using boycotts to target businesses and individuals who contributed to the winning side.

The effect of the boycotts remains unclear. Merchants said that the overall poor economy made it difficult to tell whether their businesses were declining specifically because of the threats. But the protests have been highly visible and have drawn strong objections from backers of the initiative.

Proposition 8 protesters target businesses – Los Angeles Times.

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Another year, another election, another attempt

Written on November 12th, 2008 by Suzanneno shouts

The Delaware Senate and House under Governor Ruth Ann Minner never gave us what we wanted, so our hopes are all set on the Governor-elect Jack Markell and the newly elected members of the Senate and House to finally include sexual orientation into the non-discrimination bill. We have waited long enough and have come so close – will 2009 finally be the year?  We aren’t asking for marriage rights (not that I wouldn’t appreciate them) nor are we asking for domestic partner benefits (again, not something I’d say NO to either) — at this point all I am asking for is to make it a crime for someone to attack me and harass me just because he/she has a problem with me being a lesbian. 

Will 2009 be the year?  One can only hope.