Monday, October 13, 2008

Yes on Prop 8

Here's an update for those of you interested.

The Yes on Prop 8 campaign has had about $23 million donated, much to the surprise of the opposition. This weekend, I was able to help deliver lawn signs with Noah. It was a huge boost to go through the neighborhoods and see the support of our neighbors and to say to those who were afraid to have their own sign that they aren't alone. Unfortunately we learned that there was an organized group of opponents who would be going around stealing our signs. Ours was on stolen on Saturday evening. We had been counseled to bring them in but when we went to bring ours in for the night, it was too late. We will be posting a new one and the kids think it is awesome to play find the Yes on 8 signs when we are out and about. I think it's wonderful that we have been able to be involved as a family and that my children understand that there are things we stand up for. They were terribly upset by our sign being stolen. It has been a struggle to help them understand that unfortunately, those who are against Prop 8 are trying to take away our right to freedom of speech.

Anyway, the vote is coming up on election day. I will post results as soon as we have them. Thanks for your support.


Twilley Family said...

Way to go girl!! By the way your belly is so cute!! I sure hope all of our hard work makes a difference!!

ms. lee of the lemon drops said...

this is an important issue to everyone in the country. even if you don't live in california please educate yourself about the issue

Defining marriage as between one man and one woman is not taking away anyone's rights. The definition simply distinguishes a union that is biologically capable of producing its own children. Whether a married couple has children or not, I feel like this deserves a separate name--even the potential is kind of a miracle.

Actually this definition can be seen as the ultimate expression of equality our society has to offer: it takes one man and one woman. One could see a lesbian union as a marginalization of men, or a homosexual union as a marginalization of women.

Equality is especially important when it comes to raising children. Children deserve/need a father and a mother. Neither parent should be marginalized.

Yes, many children are already growing up in single-parent homes. Prop 8 should be a reminder to everyone that as a society we need to assist and strengthen families as much as possible. Really, as a society we should be most concerned with the success and health of our families.

peace out.

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