Saturday, November 15, 2008

They Carried Signs

Andrew Sullivan has been posting photos from today's anti-prop 8 marches. Some of the signs are just so unbelievably awesome that I have to relay their content.

- "Some of my best friends are Mormons"

-"Against gay marriage? Then don't have one."

- [Man's sign that reads] "Do you really want me to marry your daughter?"

-"A gay marriage is just as important as my first, second, and third straight marriage!"

Not quite the understated beauty and simplicity of "I am a man" from the civil rights era, but they get the point across effectively in my view. What seems clear, however, is that these protests are in many ways linked to Obama's win. The hope is that these very real and important (largely) cultural rights become part of a wave of a broader discussion of economic rights.

2 Comments:

Blogger Scantron said...

Seen firsthand at the rally:

"Tu tienes tres esposas. Yo quiero solamente uno."

It's really amazing to me how, once the California Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage protected by the CA constitution, the protest movement has widely used the language of universal (presumably everlasting) rights. Now, those rights were therefore there yesterday, and three weeks ago, and a thousand years ago, but they're just now being able to be presented in such a way. Interesting, is all I'll say, especially because I want more than anything for them to succeed.

2:38 PM  
Blogger The Sheriff said...

Somewhere in Florida Stanley Fish emits a hoarse cackle and turns the next page of Paradise Lost

8:59 PM  

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