Not the time to be apolitical: take a minute to watch this, please

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27 Responses to “Not the time to be apolitical: take a minute to watch this, please

  • Randy Goldberg said:
    November 1st, 2008 at 12:57pm

    Thanks for posting, Pim. The wider we spread the word, the better our chances. Late polling indicates a statistical dead heat on Prop 8, which is horrifying. If Prop 8 passes, it will have a chilling effect on the fight for marriage equality nationwide for decades.

  • Sienna Scorpio said:
    November 1st, 2008 at 3:57pm

    I don’t live in California, but we do have same sex ceremonial unions in Texas (although they aren’t legally recognized). I don’t understand why some want to interfere with the mutual consent of two adults to commit to each other and have the same legal, custodial, inheritance rights and tax breaks as the rest of us who are hetero. I think many of us who choose to marry the opposite sex take marriage for granted(which is probably why I’m still single while most of my other straight friends are on their second spouse). Good luck.

  • Michelle said:
    November 1st, 2008 at 7:48pm

    It says the video is ‘no longer available’?

  • Sean said:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 8:26am

    Thanks for chiming in on the issue, Pim! Reason must prevail!

  • James said:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 9:08am

    Good for you for speaking up, Pim! It’s time our country turned away from hate and division.

  • Erin said:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 10:15am

    I wish I lived in California so I could do my part to support equality. These are human rights. Where are we as a society if we deny a human being rights. Oppression has no place in the United States I was brought up to believe in.

  • Jimmy-in-Seattle said:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 12:28pm

    …Maybe you should write about all the “freedoms” in Thailand…

  • Simbelmyne said:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 6:52pm

    Hurrah!
    I’m not in CA, and it looks like PA will never move into the 21st century.

  • Kimberly said:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 9:11pm

    Thanks for sharing this, Pim. When my husband and I married in California, we had many wedding guests who had been with their same-sex partners longer than we’d been together, but were not able to legally marry. During the past weeks, I’ve been delighted to hear from several of those couples that they’ve made their marriages legal. If we still lived in California, we’d join you in voting NO on Prop 8.

  • Priya said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 1:49am

    hey pim i saw you on discovery channel and after that i decided to visit your blog too, guess what i found it really great..! i’m a foodie too and i like mughal and indian dishes very much.. so i hope you’ll also come to india and enjoy its rich, cultural, colourful, spicy dishes cooked with a heartful of warm welcome.. pls do come to india once thank you good bye and take care..

  • Priya said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 1:50am

    hey pim i saw you on discovery channel and after that i decided to visit your blog too, guess what i found it really great..! i’m a foodie too and i like mughal and indian dishes very much.. so i hope you’ll also come to india and enjoy its rich, cultural, colourful, spicy dishes cooked with a heartful of warm welcome.. pls do come to india once thank you good bye and take care..

  • Lainey said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 7:31am

    i live in nebraska, and we are NO WHERE NEAR offering equality (even in the workplace) based on sexual preference. i will probably cry if the previous ruling is overturned in cali. i will probably never understand why anyone cares who marries who.

  • Julie said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 7:41am

    Thanks, Pim! In Arizona, it’s Prop 102 to define marriage as between a man and a woman, so if you’re in AZ, it’s NO on 102!

  • Duffy said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 7:57am

    Thanks for the No on 8 video! I used to live in California, and now am on the East Coast. But we came back this summer to get married. Too bad there are so many narrow-minded folks in the world. Maybe someday …

  • oakley said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 8:13am

    Re-posted the video on my blog. I’m not a US citizen yet so I can’t vote. But being an Asian married to a white American boy, I would definitely vote no on 8.

  • Jack said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 9:59am

    So, has anyone proposed to marry you yet? Or you will just continue the shack-up? It’s so good for the country.
    Jack

  • Pim said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 10:43am

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to show your support on this.
    And, Jack, this might be a bit over your head, but not being married is *my* choice. That’s the point you seem to be missing. I, as a woman in a relationship with a man, have the rights to be legally married should I want to. I don’t understand why we should deny the same to some.

  • btezra said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 11:37am

    bravo California and I hope the vote on 8 sends a message that the entire country listens to…I just cannot understand why we as a country can’t uniformly stand up against such discrimination, when will we realize we are the same and deserve the same right we all enjoy???
    No on 8 indeed!

  • Andrea said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 12:45pm

    Thank you Pim! Many of us bloggers have removed or blocked Google ads that support prop 8, and written our own posts about it. I explain why a vote for prop 8 is a SIN and I use that theological word quite purposely.

  • Phil said:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 1:32pm

    I love watching the “Yes on 8″ crazies that gather on street corners out here, with their kids holding signs too. Waving to cars with these robotic smiles on their faces, programmed from youth to be intolerant to anyone who isn’t just like them, I wonder if they realize how hurtful their cause is to people who want basic human rights.
    Their lack of humanity is bad enough, but to do it with a smile just puts a pit in my stomach. But it’s America, and that’s their right – whether I agree with them or not. Tomorrow, we have a chance to make serious history in this country. Whether you agree or disagree, get out there and vote. Celebrate your right to speak your mind as Americans.

  • dandysugar said:
    November 4th, 2008 at 7:51am

    Thank you for posting this. :-)
    It’s hard to imagine that there are still so many narrow minded people in the world. But, the truth is, there are and that’s a scary thought. Change is in the air all over the map right now. Today is our opportunity to make history. No on 8!

  • Janice said:
    November 4th, 2008 at 2:16pm

    I stopped in today to attempt your recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie. Imagine my surprise to find your view on Prop 8 posted loud and clear! All I can say, Pim, is thank you for consistently working so hard to make the world a better, more beautiful, and better-tasting place. As someone living on the Peninsula, I am proud to call you an almost-neighbor. My marriage was 11 days ago, and I am holding my breath today. Thanks again.

  • John said:
    November 5th, 2008 at 4:18pm

    A bummer. Some good news is Connecticut voted “no” on ballot question 1 to have a convention to amend the state constitution — seen by everyone as a “de facto” gay marriage question.

  • Garrett said:
    November 7th, 2008 at 3:25pm

    Wow, Jack, how is Pim (or any couple) not being married bad for the country?
    Anywhose, phooey to you CA conservatives. I will have my right to bridal registry, dammit.
    Thanks, Pim. ;)

  • John Whiting said:
    November 7th, 2008 at 11:22pm

    The outcome was sad but not surprising, considering that a proposition endorsing creationism as science would also have had a fighting chance if the ads had been similarly wall-to-wall. Count your blessings that the crash didn’t wait to hit until after the election.

  • Robin Bergman said:
    November 9th, 2008 at 10:08pm

    I can’t understand & people have yet to explain exactly how gay marriage hurts anyone else! We’ve had gay marriage here in Massachusetts now for a few years & the sky hasn’t fallen in yet! It’s a shame that Obama & Biden couldn’t have come out as pro gay marriage but it probably would’ve been political suicide. Glenn Greenwald has a good piece about the issue in Salon, btw. I hope people in CA (and the other states) can fight this again. Too many people probably took for granted that Prop 8 wouldn’t pass & are now shocked & horrified. They need to get involved & reframe the issue as a civil rights issue. Bittersweet, but it’s GREAT about OBAMA!!!

  • Christine said:
    November 10th, 2008 at 11:12am

    On television, after the propositions were voted on, someone mentioned “today in California, chickens have more rights than gays” (a proposition passed to give caged chickens more room!!).

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