If you haven’t heard already, there will be an international protest against LGBTQ (XYZ…) discrimination this weekend at 10:30 a.m. PST (I’m a West Coaster, so pardon me for being PST-centric). To find out if there’s something happening at your community’s City Hall or courthouse, check out the amazing Join the Impact website, started just a week ago to organize the inchoate anger and hurt after the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which amends the state’s constitution to take away the rights to same-sex marriage that the state’s Supreme Court had recently approved. Oh, those activist judges!! (Wait, only ONE of the seven was appointed by a Democrat?)
Lest we forget, there were two other state amendments banning gay marriage (Florida and Arizona) that passed on November 4th , and a successful initiative in Arkansas barring ANY unmarried couple from fostering or adopting a child. Overall, a good day for the haters. Or, rather, those who want to corner the market on love.
Check out Judith Warner’s wonderful-sad piece in the NY Times today.
Do I have to even try to connect this with the loving spirit of Laura Nyro?
I’ll see you in downtown L.A. tomorrow morning.