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BREAKING NEWS - PROP 8 HAS PASSED!!
On November 4th I spent another full day protesting on the corners of Greenback and Sunrise. Screaming, honking, neon signs, carpol tunnel, and all that good stuff. Though as the polls closed at 8pm, I had to find something else to do with my evening.
I heard an announcement on the radio about a Prop 8 party being held at the Hyatt Hotel on L street. Obviously - I was inclined to visit it. The event had a very classy set up, with exotic cheeses and camera crews. The people who attended were overwhelmingly enthusiatic, while watching one of the four giant TVs they had set up in the corners of the room which read the suspenseful poll results. During my visit, I got a few people to give me some of their opinions on PROPOSITION 8.
Jasmine, 16 years old (YES on 8)
"Prop 8 is important to me mainly because of my beliefs in traditional marriage. I am a devout christian and believe that families should infact be started by the marriage between a man and a woman. I believe nothing is being taken away, it's just being kept the same. The innocence of children would be corrupted which in hand would make them question the societies flawed view on marriage."
David, 19 years old (YES on 8)
"I believe in marriage being pure. I have participated in several rallys and done my best in standing to my ground under pressure. I want marriage to be secure and restored. In regards to teaching children about gay marriage in school - I would not like for my children to have that misconception implanted into their minds."
Marlene, 54 years old (NO on 8)
"I haven't participated much in endorcing either side, but was made very aware of the issue once seeing how many people wanted to get married. Domestic partnership just doesn't offer everything that a marriage offers. If prop 8 were to pass, I would be dissapointed in how many people felt negatively about the issue."
Marcie, 35 years old (YES on 8)
"Prop 8 is extremely important to me because it threatens the foundations of a family. To endorce my beliefs I passed out flyers, put up signs, stole signs so I could use them elsewhere, and went to a couple rallys.If prop 8 were not to pass, I would pull my children out of public schools."
Alex, 18 years old (YES on 8)
"I want my kids to be taught about a traditional marriage. I voted YES on prop 8, and went to rallys for 3 days straight. If prop 8 didn't pass, i'd be pissed and start a riot."
Cody, 22 years old (NO on 8)
"I'm straight - NO on h8!"
Bob, 25 years old (YES on 8)
"Prop 8 is about family values, teaching right from wrong, natural from unnatural and allowing religious freedom. Marriage is a religious constitution and if you're not religious, then don't practice it. I posted many ads on craigslist and held some of the biggest signs on Sunrise and Greenback. I hope prop 8 passes, otherwise I would feel that my rights are being trampled and religious freedom is being restricted.
The head speaker concluded the event with a few words...
"Prop 8 has passed, and it's not about descrimination. Gays and lesbians still have rights in the state of California."