I would normally have posted here anyway about the need to oppose California Proposition 8, but I received a note from a friend of mine this morning that I felt I should share because it really comes from the heart, and shows how this decision will have an impact on people we know and care about.
Subject:Fw: Please dream with me
My dear friends
Sometime this year, I will be submitting the application to be an American citizen. That’s paperwork. In my heart, I am already an American. After all, this is a land that rewards those who dare to dream. As a young man some ten years ago, I arrived in America with hope and aspirations. I didn’t know then that a little hope and a leap of faith would fuel a journey that was peppered with open doors, friends, loved ones and opportunities that confirmed the belief that I could be anybody I desire to be. Today I continue to dream and I hope you will join me.
I don’t usually discuss my personal life. Today however, I am hoping that those of you who care for me know that as a gay man, it is very important to me that the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage be defeated in November. There is something very wrong when society decides to legislate against love. I can’t vote yet, so I am asking those of you who can to preserve the American values and vote against bigotry and discrimination.
Vote NO on Prop 8 in the California Ballot this November
Please also join me in donating to the Equality for All campaign
I don’t know that many voters in California that I can send a note to directly, and maybe not all that many people will read this post either, but the implications of the outcome of the vote on this initiative are national in scope and it’s a big deal in the fight for equality nationwide. Please join me in donating to the Equality for All campaign
Equality for All is leading the campaign to defeat a November ballot measure, proposition 8, that is trying to change the California Constitution to prohibit marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Prop 8 is a grave threat and defeating it will be the most important campaign we have ever seen to preserve equality under the law for all Californians. We need to do all we can to stop it. Please sign up today with Equality for All to get more news and information about this campaign and how to help.