Don’t Veto Same-Sex Marriage “for the People” until You listen to ALL of the People of California

18 09 2007

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger stated that he will veto bill AB43, which would recognize same-sex marriage in California, because he wants to support the March 2000 vote for Proposition 22. Today, as a member of “the people of California,” I submitted an email to Governor Schwarzenegger. I urge you to do the same. Below, is my email. Let your voice be heard! Email the governor (and select “Gender-neutral marriage.\AB00043”).

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger, Read the rest of this entry »

Who Made Them the Moral Authority About What Rights I Should Have?

18 09 2007

I am not a politician, nor do I have any desire to be. In fact, other than the fact that I am registered to vote and that I tend to exercise that right, I am not political in any sense. Yes, I tend to lean towards the left and look for gay-friendly politicians, but it doesn’t mean that I have never voted for a Republican.

That being said, I don’t like politicians and courts who deem my relationship any less important than the relationship my siblings share with their spouses. I have been with my partner for over six years and we were married in 2003. For those of you who are ready to tell me that I can’t possibly be married to another woman, please allow me to clarify. My partner and I held a ceremony officiated by a minister in which we declared our love for one another in front of our family, friends, and God. We also registered as domestic partners with the state of California. So, no, literally I am not married; however, in my mind, I am married. Unfortunately, although I share a loving union with my wife, I do not get the basic rights that come with federal marriage. Read the rest of this entry »