Happy Halloween! I just saw the scariest costume: Millions of people in California are dressed up like homophobic zombies/vampires/Death Eaters, and instead of “trick or treat!” they’re going around saying, “And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could protect himself from the dinosaurs — and the homosexuals.” Isn’t that creepy? I’m so glad it’s a Halloween prank.
OK, I tried for lighthearted, but I just can’t do it. The Proposition 8 vote is just a few days away, and the most recent polls show that the yeses and nos are neck and neck.
Team Equality has had some great success, though. First of all, the 8 Against 8 bloggers reached their fundraising goal in only three days. The Screen Actors Guild took a public stance against Prop. 8. And even more celebrities wrote checks for the cause: among them Bones star Emily Deschanel and Mary McCormack from In Plain Sight.
Melissa Etheridge spoke out in The Daily Beast this week with a blog post called “Keep Your Laws Off My Family.”
My favorite story to come out about Prop. 8 this week was from a phone bank worker who finally took a stand when she saw a Pepperdine Law professor blatantly lying on a “Yes on 8” commercial.
(Read the entire article. You won’t be disappointed.)
I wish I could end this post with something clever, but the entire time I’ve been writing, the only thing I can hear in my head is Harry Potter’s voice: “If Voldemort’s building up an army, I want to fight!” I try really hard not to simplify things into good versus evil, but in this case, I can’t see it any other way. So, you’ve got four days left to fight: raise awareness, donate your time or money, and mostly, go vote!