Saturday, October 18, 2008

No on 8--and yes for marriage equality

Gay marriage: it's not just for anonymous trailblazing ordinary people anymore--but even celebrities can get their rights taken away in November

If you make one political donation this season, the way to have the biggest long-term impact for your dollar is right here:

No On 8 Website

Yes, you should pony up for Obama--but lots of people are already doing that. Fewer people are donating to another important campaign, which means your donation can make an even bigger difference for the dollar. The campaign to save same sex marriage in California is an urgent moment for equality in the United States, and it will be a turning point for the struggle for equal rights for gays and lesbians. Recent polls show that the latest misleading ads for the proposition are working, and many Californians are prepared to vote for Proposition 8. If the election was held today, Prop 8 would win. That would be terrible news for my friends and family in California who need same-sex marriage for all kinds of practical reasons, and also some basic reasons of justice and equality.

I hope you'll join me in opposing Proposition 8. We in Massachusetts can breathe easy knowing that same sex marriage is safe here for now--but if it's defeated in California, the forces of intolerance will be coming back here to try to roll back the clock. I don't make a lot of money as a medical resident, but I just gave $200.00 to this campaign. I hope Hemodynamics readers will consider joining me--and if you do, let me know in the comments section of this post.

(PS: A challenge grant means that if you donate before Sunday October 19, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar--so you can double your already significant impact.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding us, Joe. I just sent some more money, to counteract the terrible TV ads the other side has been airing. Emily