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National Equality March (AKA Real Post #2… Sort of.)

Okay, so this isn’t really a real post.  It’s an advertisement.  But it’s an advertisement for a really good cause.  So it counts as a real post, right? Oh hush up, you.  And keep reading.

On October 10th, 2009, people from all over the nation will be gathering to march on Washington.

Why?

“Our One Single Demand:

Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. We will accept no less and will work until it is achieved.  Equality Across America exists to support grassroots organizing in all 435 Congressional Districts to achieve full equality.

Equal Protection encompasses many issues, including:

  • Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) so that every marriage in every state has the same federal rights.
  • Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell so that LGBT persons may serve in the military openly and with the same rights as their straight counterparts.
  • An end to workplace discrimination for everyone with an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that protects everyone.
  • The right to adopt children and raise families like any other parents.
  • Hate Crimes legislation that includes LGBT people and protects us like any other targeted group.
  • Immigration reform that recognizes same-sex couples and ends the needless separation of families.
  • A comprehensive anti-bullying policy in our schools via the Safe Schools Improvement Act.”*

If that doesn’t sink it for you, check out this commentary over at Advocate.com and see if that makes you want to march.  If I wanted M to resign before, I really want Him to now.  Cause then His lack of PTO wouldn’t matter and we could be at the march. 

I hear ya.  Rayne, how would you get there?

Well… I’m not really sure how we’d get there.  Maybe we’d go “visit” my mother with a planned “visit” to D.C. (Mom’s not far from there.) and just… fall into the action naturally.  Maybe that would be a good time to turn to my mother and say, “By the way, Mom, I’m bisexual and I live as a pleasure slave.”

But if you’re in Chicago and you’re a member of Join the Impact Chicago, they’re working pretty hard to get you there on their dime instead of yours.

How, you ask?

With this killer contest sponsored by them and Rachel from I’m a mom in real life.  And! Each part of Rachel’s giveaway enters you in a giveaway at Eden Fantasys, Eros and Isis, or Zoom Album respectively.

The prizes are huge.  The requirements? Not so much.  Donate to the cause, fan it on Facebook, link to it on your blog, tweet about it.  But for goodness sake, get the word out.  Not because it’s a kick ass giveaway.  But because it’s a kick ass cause.

I was going to link to all the people who donated prizes, but that’s a lot of linkage.  I don’t have the patience for that, today.  Go check out Rachel’s post about her giveaway. It’s really huge, guys.  Really.

*Shamelessly stolen from I’m a mom in real life.

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  1. August 25th, 2009 at 16:17 | #1

    When it comes to this cause steal steal STEAL! Thank you for spreading the word!

  2. August 25th, 2009 at 16:27 | #2

    @Rachel Martin Absolutely! And no gratitude is necessary. It hits close to home.

  3. August 26th, 2009 at 00:01 | #3

    Rayne,

    I’m afraid I can’t support the hate crime thing; but I want ALL hate crime laws repealed. They punish one’s thoughts, not one’s actions. We don’t need thought police in this country. If you beat someone nearly to death, you should do time; the faxct you did it because he was black (or gay, or whatever) shouldn’t be important. The next step is to punish people for ONLY what they think. Don’t want to go there.

    Other than that, rock on!

    Dave

  4. August 26th, 2009 at 07:16 | #4

    @dweaver999 I dunno. From where I sit, if someone who isn’t normally violent is going around hurting people simply because they’re black or purple or gay or… whatever, I think they should be punished more severely. Even if it’s just a longer probation or parole when they get out of prison. But there should be *something* to say America will not tolerate people turning to violence simply because they don’t like someone’s color or creed.

    I mean, equality and freedom of choice and immigration are things this country was built on. Shouldn’t it be a punishable offense to go against our *nation’s* creed?

    Maybe not so much someone who’s already violent. But someone who *only* turned violent because they didn’t like someone’s skin color or the fact that they’re homosexual? They should be smacked down.

    Course, that requires knowing for certain the person’s actually racist or actually hates gays and isn’t just spewing hate speech because they’re angry at this one particular person and they know it will get a reaction.

    Like I said, I don’t know. I support the equality movement. The hate crime stuff is so small a part of it that I can overlook my indecisiveness on its validity in favor of standing up for the rest.

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