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The Eve of Justice is (To)Nigh(t)

spermbanks.jpgYou live in California and are looking for something to do tonight? Well the state Supremes are going to hear argument on the Proposition 8 case tomorrow, so maybe you want to go join a rally and participate in the Eve of Justice. In theory, these rallies will have no impact on the outcome of the case because judges don’t decide things based on the people’s opinion. Nevertheless, there are plenty of worse ways for you to spend a Wednesday night.

(Hat tip to reader Deanna G)

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I was under the impression that popular opinion was basically the main thing that judges decided on these days.

Prop 8 is terrible, BUT, I would be lying if I told you that there wasn't a glint of satisfaction in seeing the bastion of hyperlegislation die by its own sword so to speak. Seriously, I think most of the bad law in this country comes from busybodies who think they know what's best for you. My heart goes out to the GLBT community and their friends in Cali, but I hope that at some point realisation sets in that when you romp around restricting the rights of others just because they annoy you (banning smoking in bars for instance), it is bound to eventually come back around and bite you in the ass. Repeal this law... and then (fingers crossed) see about some of the others.

Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.

A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn't confrontational.

Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.