There’s a rally at 1:30 on the State Government Mall tomorrow. I’m guessing it’s going to be a lot less crowded than the last one there, but come anyway. It is one of many across the state and nation, and it’s a worthy cause. At the same time Saturday, supporters of gay marriage will rally in 300 US cities protesting the passage of Proposition 8 in California.
The three lawsuits already filed in California have a better shot at changing the results of the gay marriage ban’s passage, but Join the Impact rallies are an important way to show solidarity with the people who are brave enough to get out and fight for their rights. We may not be able to change that sad vote, but we can keep it from going silently into a long, dark night.
Activist and writer Anne Lamott writes, ‘Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.’”
Be there or be sorry when its your civil right that’s denied by popular vote.