I knew about prop 8 and begged californians to vote no. What the fuck happened?! As I was browsing thru Offbeat bride (one of my fav blogs for all the fab unconventional weddings), I saw this post. All the while, I've saluted Calis for their bravery to come of the closet & say yes to same-sex marriages. Poor Alan woke up one day to find his union illegal. Its absolutely unthinkable, I'm speechless! I do strongly believe everyone has the right to fall in love and sanctify their union. Doesn't matter if they choose to do it, they must have the freedom to do that! Alan's post (from OBB),
"So, I awoke this morning to learn that my relationship with my partner is no longer valid. It’s no longer legal. It’s somehow sub-par, not equivalent, not worthy of protection. And you know what? I’m pissed and tired of holding it in.
I decided to snap a photo of my wedding band placed on a slightly different finger than normal to express exactly how I feel toward every single person who voted Yes on Prop 8. It’s my personal version of ‘let freedom ring’. The battle for equality changes course but it’s very far from over.
I’m sure some of you will believe in Prop 8 and that’s your right. Please make sure to update your reader to remove my blog and to delete any bookmarks to my site. I won’t take it personally but as for Prop 8 and your intrusion on my life … I take it very personally.
I welcome supporters of gay rights to snap your own photo showing your wedding ring on your middle finger. Spread the word that this fight isn’t over. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, white, blue or tan — show your support by letting freedom ring on your blog! Please forward this page to any friends and family who may find it of interest."
Today, I put out my middle finger in public, with my promise ring (I'm not married yet) to show the world my disgust at the people in power taking freedom away from the people.
(I'm sorry, Obama, I love you, but I can't think of a reason to oppose same-sex marriages!)