Sunday, November 2, 2008

NO on Prop 8

May 17 was the happiest day of our lives. We had planned to have the wedding in Banff for a while, but we easily could have gotten married anywhere in Canada or in any of the 50 states. Moreover, it was trivial to have our marriage recognized when we came back to Chicago. (When I registered Michelle for my Northwestern staff benefits, I didn't even need to show a marriage certificate.) Of course, things are only this easy for some of us.

If you live in California, you know that your vote in the presidential election is essentially meaningless. But please don't let this stop you from exercising the privilege to vote on Tuesday (if you haven't already). This should be the easiest choice you'll ever have to make on a ballot, unless they put a proposition to revoke women's right to vote on the 2010 ballot. It's really that basic: maintain equality or take away rights for a segment of the population. There's simply no logical reason to ban same-sex marriage.

I know I'm preaching to the choir. The two or three readers of this blog have probably already voted. But the latest polls suggest that the race will come down to the wire. Tell your friends and coworkers. Vote NO on Prop 8.

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