12 November 2008

I voted No

I voted No on Prop 8 because Britney Spears married and divorced within 48 hours.

I voted No on Prop 8 because I can get married in a drive-thru wedding chapel, if I so choose.

I voted No on Prop 8 because you love each other.

I voted No on Prop 8 because I work with you; for you; alongside you.

I voted No on Prop 8 because I have laughed with you, cried with you, sung with you, cheered with you and conspired with you.

I voted No on Prop 8 because I respect you as artists, as leaders, as friends and as human beings.

I voted No on Prop 8 and I didn’t lose a lick of sleep over it.

I voted No on Prop 8 and I am a Christian, but I don’t always see our legislature through that lens.

I voted No on Prop 8 and I have never, ever been ashamed of my beliefs.

I voted No on Prop 8 and I have never, ever been ashamed of my artistic community in the Bay Area.

I voted No on Prop 8 . . . but today I am appalled by the hatred and vitriol which I have seen unleashed over the last two days.

I voted No on Prop 8 . . . but today I am confused as to why tolerance is the self-proclaimed modus operandi of the Bay Area, when so clearly it is not.

I voted No on Prop 8 . . . but today I am saddened that someone who made his lifework supporting the arts has been forced to quit his job.

I voted No on Prop 8 . . . and the last time I checked, we still have the freedoms of speech and religion in this country.

I voted No on Prop 8 . . . but today I am ashamed that extremism rears its ugly head and spoils the barrel.

I voted No. But I didn't say yes to all of this.



I voted No on Prop 8 and I believe that we are commanded to love one another, and to treat each other as we wish to be treated.

1 comment:

LT Nixon said...

I hear you Mezzo SF. I'll write up a post about this later tonight, interesting stuff. (I voted No on a similar proposition in 2000), but am very upset about all the follow-up shenanigans.