And then there's the actual marches/protests. A few things are worth noting here.
"African-Americans, 70% of whom voted yes on Proposition 8, according to a CNN exit poll, have become a target. According to eyewitness reports published on the Internet, racial epithets have been used against African-Americans at protests in California, directed even at blacks who are fighting to repeal Proposition 8." [Emphasis mine]I would like to re-emphasize that these epithets are being directed even at those blacks who are trying to repeal proposition 8. So much for this being a continuation of the civil rights struggle. It's ironic that the self-styles heirs to MLK's legacy would in fact be racists.
"'It's really awful,' says Frank Schubert, campaign manager for Yes on Proposition 8. 'No matter what you think of Proposition 8, we ought to respect people's right to participate in the political process. It strikes me as quite ironic that a group of people who demand tolerance and who claim to be for civil rights are so willing to be intolerant and trample on other people's civil rights.'" [Again, emphasis mine]Rights? This movement is about rights? It sure fooled me. From the beginning, this movement has not been about rights, or even "tolerance." It has been about normalization, mandatory indoctrination, compulsory acceptance.