Here is a Letter to the Editor in the S.F. Chronicle today:
Rights for chickens
Editor – Only in California do we vote for the rights of chickens over the rights of human beings. Proposition 8 is a black mark against an otherwise inspirational election. Shame on us.
How’s that for speaking the truth?
I also read that 7 out of 10 African Americans voted to take my right away, as well as a good percentage of Latino Americans and Asian Americans. All I can say to all of them is "how does it feel now to be the oppressor? Feels good, huh?"
As I just said in my comment section in the previous post, education is the key here. For some reason these people think that they can vote my right away, and yet be overjoyed that they have their own rights. I could never imagine voting to take a right away from anyone. It is un-American in my view. It is also cowardly. One person said she didn’t vote against me, but for the proposition itself. Right. What these people don’t want to face, or can’t face, is that there are real, live people that have been affected by this hateful proposition. I just never hope that their rights are never put up for a vote.
And although it is depressing, in another respect I feel totally energized. If anything, Prop. 8 shows that those who hate gays and lesbians are dropping in numbers. I would have liked to see it not passed, but the anti-gay activists have helped to expose their own weakness here. The tide is turning. I keep hearing people say that they never thought they would live to see the day that an African American be president. I am one of those people. Now I say, I hope to live to see the day when we have a gay or lesbian president.