I have to say that even though I should have expected this outcome I was a little surprised. A lot of the reaction I am hearing from gay folks in other parts of the country and around the world is that they are going to boycott California to try and teach the state a lesson. I don’t really think this is worthwhile or possible. A lot of great businesses and products are made in California, and why punish the 49% who didn’t fuck up. I want to ask those people, where’s your anger?
The problem with obtaining equal rights is that in the west and many other parts of the country we have shitty systems that allow people to collect signatures and put garbage like this on the ballot. They’ve done it in dozens of times and damn near every one has passed. This isn’t a California problem, it’s a problem with our goverment that allows the majority to decide the will of an oppressed minority.
This measure tangibly hurts our people inside and outside of California, had it gone down the asshole who voted for it would not have been affected at all. I think if we are going to get our point across being nice isn’t going to work. How many of those yes-voters do you think laugh their asses off watching Ellen’s show? We need to make them suffer through indivual acts of resistence and protest.
If you live in California and walk by a parked car with a yes on 8 sticker, key it. Slash the tires. Break a window on a house with a yard sign. Vandalize their homes and thier churches. It won’t be as bad as what they have done to us, but it’s something. Don’t get youself in trouble, but if you get the opportunity to hurt them you should take it. We need a federal solution to this problem, but in order to get it we need to show our anger.