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Guilty gay rights activist thoughts--

Is it really worth the legal battle *right now* to overthrow Prop 8? It was just passed. Granted, it's a typically odious law that might not have passed without millions of dollars being pumped into it from out of state. But is immediately following the passage of a law *by popular vote* with legal challenges the best idea? It'd be nice to find someone who was well-informed, but didn't have an agenda on this one, and talk to them.

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paka
Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
I think it is worth fighting now, on a strategic basis.

Right now the religious right has used a batch of their money. If we can overturn Prop 8 now, our enemies must either 1) try to come up with enough money from their rich folk and enough emotional support from their rank and file to put it through again, when everyone's tapped out on energy (even the LDS doesn't have infinite bank accounts); or 2) leave the issue alone for a while, and by the time they could pose a new challenge, there might be enough married Queers out there that people understand that this is okay. King said that most of what appears to be evil is actually ignorance, and time overturns ignorance. So I definitely approve of basically, buying time.
spottylogic
Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
That's a good argument--though the entire world is out of money right now, it seems :( Ach, well. I read in a news article that you couldn't use "liberal" as a slander word anymore, because Barack is just that cool and because "conservative" seems to have utterly destroyed the financial system (in a visible way, not the standard "rot behind a painted wall" way). Maybe, hey, if liberal is okay, we'll get other sexy words like "equality" and "choice" again :)

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