Me, Walkin’ the Streets

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Time to tie-up my leather boots — it’s time to walk the streets.

No, Drew isn’t pimpin‘ me out — it’s for something I believe strongly in.

Proposition 8.

Californians hopefully know that our fine courts overturned a vote that was done in 2000 in which the voters decided that marriage was between a man and a woman. Well, they decided that was unconstitutional and hence you’ve seen all the celeb weddings of men/men, women/women. But, in November that will be up for a vote again.

I believe so strongly that marriage NEEDS to be defined as between a man and a woman that I am going to walk the streets, I’m having a lawn sign. People, I’m even donating money. {gasp}

I am also VERY nervous. I know that the area in which we life (not our specific neighborhood — more the area as a whole) is full of people who believe strongly on the other side — and let’s face it, I’m a lover not a fighter. I don’t want to hurt those people — but this is an issue in which we will disagree.

Have any of you done anything like this before? Do you have thoughts?

If you live somewhere that you’re not being asked to do this — do you think you could? Knowing you might have some very negative feelings bounced at you.

Of course, I’m gonna bring Spencer, because who’s gonna yell at me in front of a four year old. Plus, it’s something our whole family feels very strongly about. Personally, I always welcome anyone who has feelings to share them with me in an informational manner, and then I can make my own decision. I hope to share the info with the people.

If anyone has come to this blog looking for information, here it is:

  • This amendment isn’t taking anything away from gay/lesbian couples. They will still have the same civil union right as before (btw, I am FINE with civil unions).
  • It is worded very badly (I believe the wording is “take away the rights of homosexuals to marry”).
  • We voted on this 8 years ago, and then like 4 justices on the CA supreme court thought they could overturn what MILLIONS of people voted for. It wasn’t even close — we got 61% of the vote! That just hurts. It hurts if it’s for organic coffee or gay marriage, or whatever we’re voting for. A vote of the people shouldn’t be overturned. I personally feel there’s a special place for those justices when their time comes, but I digress.

Feel free to email me if you have more questions, I welcome them!

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  1. says

    I’m proud of you. Sometimes it’s hard to take a stand… especially when you’re making a stand for the unpopular vote… but its so important… You do us proud!

  2. says

    Since I’m not in california, of course I’m not currently being asked to do this.

    But maybe it is because you live in Bay area that they’re having you take such a strong stand?

    Good luck!

  3. says

    I’m proud of you for taking a stand. I would be scared, too, knowing that you live in the hot spot for controversy on this topic. I add my testimony to yours, that the Lord will sustain, uphold and bless his Saints who stand for truth and righteousness. When do you walk?

  4. says

    Just a heads up: Mike Huckabee recently gave an interview in which he holds Mitt Romney responsible for implementing gay marriage in Massachusetts.


    Welcome to the coalition.

    I wish that more rank and file members of the LDS (Mormon) church would realize: the anti-gay coalition they’ve joined in California is one that includes folks who – given the chance – would vote their church out of existence.

    Folks like Mike Huckabee and his Evangelical buddies.

  5. says

    My parents are heading up their wards community group and walk abouts. It is a lot of work, I remember when we had to do it 8 years ago, it was tough but the hard work paid off.

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