Equality CA

  • offshore

    Posts: 1294

    Jul 11, 2009 5:52 AM GMT
    I was doing my shopping at Vons today and ran into a couple of girls working for Equality CA - to get donations for fighting against prop 8 in the next electoral.

    I thought their way of accepting donation wasn't great (month repeated billing on credit card - that'd turn most people away), but I gave a single donation anyway.

    What strikes me though, is how many people balantly said NO to the question "Do you support marraige equality".

    I live in a supposedly very youthful and affluential area (UTC) and there's a lot of college types, it's quite shocking to see the rejection to marriage rights for gays for someone like me from Europe.

    Ayyway I digress. How come some many Americans think marriage is a religious rite???
  • calibro

    Posts: 8888

    Jul 11, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Actually, those people piss me off. I went to LA pride and five of them sat on every corner. The entire weekend all they said was "Do you want to overturn prop 8?"

    Guess what, everyone at gay pride wants to do that. If that's all you're gonna say, then I'll ignore you because you sound misinformed and clueless. Why don't you actually tell me how you wish to do that. Like, "Sign our petition to get the repeal of Prop 8 on the ballot!" I bet you everyone would have signed it if that's what they did.

    But no, all they were canvassing for was money, ergo why they made no allusion to it in their calls. It's amateur at best and stupid at worst.
  • EricLA

    Posts: 3462

    Jul 11, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    I'm not sure it's that people view marriage as a religious rite, so much as something traditional in the "timeless" sort of way, but the two are fused. Of course, if people really knew how marriage has morphed in the last two thousand years, perhaps they'd be less strident in their views.