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Marriage and Money

As we plan for our first anniversary in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, it’s been interesting reading all the marriage stuff in the news lately. Maine! New Hampshire, maybe! Of course, we’re still waiting for the big story: California’s ruling on the validity of Prop 8, if any.

But it is interesting seeing the fallout continue from the Prop 8 battle itself. At least one boycott seems to be working. Pain is being felt, and attitudes, at least publicly if not in some people’s black little hearts, are changing.  For me though I have to admit the thought of balancing donations ($125,000 to gay groups to balance his $125,000 promoting H8) isn’t the goal and isn’t enough.  The goal has to be to ensure that when the issue comes up again, and it will, not one dime of money spent at that hotel finds it’s way to the anti-equality groups.  Letting him finance both sides to get favorable publicity across the board would never be enough to get me to spend my money at his, or any of the similarly-situated businesses again.

Chuck posted this on Friday, May 8, 2009 at  7:28 am.   Make the second comment. 

One Response to “Marriage and Money”

  1. Rob says:

    Well, in Maine, it ain’t over till it’s over. The opposition is already filing the paperwork for a citizen’s referendum. Np surprise there!

    The good news is the groundswell of support for gay marriage — and that the State House, Senate, and governor all did the right thing. As they say, May you live in interesting times . . .

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