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no on 8

There isn't much meat to this post. I haven't said much about Proposition 8, aka We Hate Queers, because 1) I assume my position is obvious, and 2) I don't trust myself to say the right things. I like to think of myself as someone who relies on reason and logic when considering important issues, but a part of me always wants to explode with invective. It doesn't happen as much in the post-meds era ... I used to be good for three or four super-rants a year, but no more.

I understand that the best way to combat mindless bigotry is with intelligent responses. If I were to say what I really thought of the pro-Prop 8 crowd, I'd do more harm than good. So I've tried to keep my mouth shut. But there are only a few days until we vote on this crucial issue, and I need to put myself on the side of justice and morality. So I'll note that I am voting No on 8, and I strongly encourage all California voters to do the same.

And, with apologies to those who have worked so hard against this vile proposition, let me just add that anyone who would even consider voting Yes on 8 is a pigheaded, homophobic creep. I'm not one for praying ... to be honest, the existence of fucking dickheads like the Yes on 8 morons is evidence enough that God either doesn't exist or is a fucking dickhead him/her/itself. But if I prayed, I'd pray that Proposition 8 goes down to defeat. But here's the thing: you can't stop history. Eventually, same-sex marriage will be lawful everywhere, and eventually no one will give a shit about same-sex marriage except for a few loony fundamentalists. This is, in fact, why the Yes on 8 campaign is so desperate ... they know the world is changing, and they don't like it. Well, get out of the way, dickheads, because the world is changing whether you like it or not, if not next Tuesday, then on some Tuesday in the future. Your close-minded beliefs are going the way of the dinosaur.

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