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05/26/2009

Dear organized far-right:

by Jeremy Hooper

Can you all please stop acting like today was some sort of miraculous "win" for your side? Because for you all, there was nothing at all to win -- only something to lose. And while we'll fully admit that you didn't lose, your takeaway winnings from today's CA court decision are less than that of a ghost who plays blackjack in a mirage casino with Monopoly money.

The only team with anything to gain via today's decision was the pro-equality side, and it unfortunately wasn't meant to be. But our loss does nothing to less the cruel, indelible stain of discrimination that you all have willingly placed upon your good name. You already stripped away our marriage right in November. You already forced an $80 million dollar fight upon California. You already secured your place in the annals of unfortunate civil rights history. You stuck your knives out there, and you chopped off the necks of those who chose to stick up for basic fairness. Your side lost. Already. Ultimately. Irreversibly.

We know that after the worst April of your organized existence, you all are eager to mine victory out of even the most stubborn of stones. But those of us who were unable to marry in California on 5/25, and who are still unable to marry in California on 5/26, know that today's ruling doesn't advance the anti-gay cause even one iota. Your biased cause is only capable of traveling in reverse, and your only hope for victory is if/when you choose to hop off the regressive boomerang and instead come aboard equality's indefatigable train.

Love,

Is What You Denied To Us (and by 'Us' we mean humanity as a whole)

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Your thoughts

I'm waiting for the day...when all of those who have said, "the people have spoken" have to come to the realization, that they are now in the minority. And that new voice they hear that is speaking about equal rights for everyone is the new majority.

It may take a few years for it to happen. But, happen it will.

Keep fighting!

Posted by: Taylor | May 26, 2009 10:39:21 PM

Beautifully spoken!

Posted by: Robert | May 27, 2009 1:46:04 AM

Well said. I, personally, am going to remember the names of everyone on their side who prolonged this pointless, draining mess, from Frank Schubert to Maggie Gallagher, from Brian Brown to Peter LaBarbera. These will be names synonymous with institutionalized bigotry in the future.

Posted by: Bruno | May 27, 2009 2:07:23 AM

Well said!

Posted by: Gary7 | May 27, 2009 4:37:47 PM

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