To California, Arkansas, Florida, and Arizona

… and all the special interest groups….

Dear killjoys: Congratulations on voting in hate. [Boston’s winter looks very attractive right now.]

Perhaps every glbt [or straight] couple who wants to get married, who wants equal rights, should just make arrangements to go to every state in the union, and have unweddings in their friends’ living rooms. And then mail a nice picture of the un-ceremony to any of the special interest groups that helped push this legislation through, with an explanation on why they weren’t invited. Keep it clean. Don’t call them bigots or hateful names, since tiny minds have big, ugly [litigious] egos. Just let them see we can throw a better, cleaner party than they can.

People who legislate against happiness and who try to take away the rights of people (including those of minors to be adopted) are just such crumbs.


5 Responses to “To California, Arkansas, Florida, and Arizona”

  1. 1 magnusmog November 7, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    I couldn’t believe it when we came over here, that California would vote against gay marriage. There were a lot of protesters in SF and Oakland but I guess the small-minded people won the day.

  2. 2 wordtapestry November 7, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Hi there! Hope you’re enjoying your vacation and not worrying about our politics. San Diego is a beautiful place, if you’re able to get there. Not sure how it compares to the rest of California, but the gardens were lovely and so was the scenery.

    Have a great, safe trip, and let us know how it was when you get back!

  3. 3 The Gardener November 8, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I’m not sure what goes into an ‘unwedding’ ceremony [although I think we need a better word], but we can work that out together


  4. 4 barbara November 8, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I know. I am beyond stunned that Cali passed it. I am also saddened that AZ passed it, though less surprised.

    San Diego is nice, kinda like an in between from L.A. and San Francisco. Which may or may not make any sense to you. And in LA I’ve only been to the House of Blues, around Disneyland, the Ikea, and the Getty. I was there for concerts and to help a friend find an apt. And I got us lost trying to find the Getty. I directed us to the old Getty.

    Have been cheering at the protests in Cali.

  5. 5 wordtapestry November 8, 2008 at 12:54 am

    My thought on an un-wedding or on a celebration of happiness seems to involve people gathering around to hearing people say, “we’re celebrating being together for X years, and hope to be able to wed legally in the future. In the meantime, let’s have a great party!” and then let the potluck or cookout etc happen. If someone’s church is open to this sort of thing, then by all means go for it.

    The registry is for donations to an LGBT rights group of couple’s choice. One photo goes to one of the special interest church groups or political parties that is canvassing against gay marriage, possibly with a notice that, “Oops, we would have invited you, but we don’t invite hatred into our lives. So sorry you missed the party.” I just don’t like the term “commitment ceremony”. I’ve seen that term used for ‘baptism’ type things at really conservative churches that don’t believe in baptism. Well, that and the idea that commitment brings the bad ol’ days of mental health care to mind for me. Sigh.

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