Thursday, November 13, 2008

In Support of my West Coast Homeland

Last night was truly amazing. New Yorkers took to the streets in thousands. Approximately 20,000 people began the protest against Prop 8 on the steps of the Mormon Church on the Upper west side at Columbus and 65th. We then marched down to the famous Columbus Circle peacefully. Prop 8 has eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. The Mormon Church urged members to donate money for Proposition 8. They sent $15 to $20 million, much of it from outside California to support discrimination and deny civil rights. Wow! You would think their money could have been used to go to something more important than this! Why can't we all just get along?! Anyway, I showed up with Steve to show support for all our friends who just married in California. The signs that everyone made were so creative, and the roar of our chants were really heard throughout Manhattan. It was such a beautiful evening, but also a sad one, since we have to take to the streets to try to gain our rights.


Marquis de Lannes said...

Je suis espagnol, et en Espagne, c'est OK, je habite en france et ici, pas OK (dommage)

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess!!! Love the blog. It sounds like an interesting night you guys had... great pics to go along with it. Interesting too about the Mormon church and what you said since, as you know, I grew up Mormon and when it comes to me personally, I think of you often and know how great of a person you are... you should be able to live your life the way you'd like. So, I'm kind of an outsider since I don't agree with some things, but thats what makes me who I am. Anyway, know that I got your back! lol

Miss ya!

The Concrete Commentator said...

aww.. thanks Steph! Your always so great. Miss you.