9/10/08

Will the Lights Go Dark on the White Party in Florida?

By Lesbiatopia Senior Consulting Editor Lori Hahn

California isn’t the only state fighting a battle for equality. Florida currently has Amendment 2 on the ballot, which will not only constitutionally define marriage as between a man and a woman, but make it illegal to grant any rights to individuals outside of that opposite-sex situation with anything considered a “marriage equivalent” such as domestic partnerships or civil unions.


Well, this can’t come as a surprise since this is the land of Jeb Bush and his national election robbing former Secretary of Chad, Katherine Harris. It’s a state full of the old school conservative rich and older snowbirds with a more conservative viewpoint. It’s also home to some of the most vital gay communities in our country. Our tourism dollars are so important that Disney decided to give us a whole entire day at its parks, for goshsakes.

Amendment 2 looks like it’s going to pass. Not good for our team. But, it’s not too late.

What can you do, you ask? Well, I’m glad you did.

1. Get your laptop out and pull up the latest voter registration guide.
2. Get registered.
3. Print out five more voter registration forms and find five people to help get registered – if they’ve already registered, get their commitment to vote NO on Amendment 2.

If they haven’t, stand by while they register and then put a stamp on the envelope if you have to and get it to the mailbox – lick that stamp for them – you remember how to lick, right? Then, ask them to register five more people. Rinse and repeat.
4. Vote. Make time. Stand in line. You’d do it for Melissa Etheridge tickets, right?
5. Report back here and let us know how it went.

You can do more – if you dare - SayNo2 and Fairness for All Families – they have lots of ideas of how you can kick some conservative, fundie, rights-denying butt in Florida.

And, more is what we need right now. Lots more. Oh, and did I mention that 9 out of 10 lesbians think it’s hot when a dyke takes some action? Oh, yeah, baby, that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

Be part of the change. Now.

1 comments:

Sei said...

'it illegal to grant any rights to individuals outside of that opposite-sex situation with anything considered a “marriage equivalent” such as domestic partnerships or civil unions.'

I'm waiting for someone to finally sue various laws over this peice here. This is patently against the Constitution and what brought down misegination. The Constitution demands that all contracts granted in one states must be recognized by every state in the union. There can be laws, such as there were in Mass until recently, where a marriage could not be granted to a couple from outside the state or that a divorce could only be granted in New York after all other efforts were exausted, but to deny a contract from one state simply because you disagree with it is un-Constitutional.

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