Please join the Gary Pritchard for State Senate campaign in oppose Proposition 8.Â Gary Pritchard believes that marriage equality is imperative for a free society and that the ruling of the California Supreme Court should be upheld.Â A small group of people should not be able to amend the State’s constitution in order to institutionalize their Religious beliefs.
This is an important protest because we must let those in our community know that not everyone in South OrangeÂ County supports this ballot measure.Â And we have to refute the repeated lies by the YES on 8 campaign.Â Marriage equality will not lead to less parental rights in public schools, the loss of non-profit taxes status for Churches and the ability for individuals to still hold their own beliefs.
We must not allow bigotry to be written into our State’s Constitution!
Join the Gary Pritchard for State SenateÂ campaign with organizers Nikki MoldovanÂ and her Father with his husband at the corners of Oso Parkway & Antonio Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita from 4:00-6:00pm this Friday 10/17 for a No on Prop 8 rally.
Below is why Nikki opposes this bill.Â Thank you to Nikki for sharing her story!
Hate does not belong in the California Constitution
On September 13, 2008 my father, Scott married his partner of 29 years Robert. I cannot begin to explain what this day meant not just to them but to everyone who knows and loves them.
Not only was my fatherâ€™s family and Robertâ€™s family there but my mother Laura who walked my father down the aisle also had her entire family there as well. Even the Republican right wing arm showed up in force to support for this couple that had to wait 29 years to receive right to marry. But now a group of organizations would like to take the right away.
Prop. 8 is not about saving free speech, deciding what will be taught to our children in public schools or churches losing their non-profit tax status if they do not want to perform same sex marriages, those are protected by Federal & State laws. It is about telling a group of individuals that while you are equal enough to pay taxes, work and contribute to society you are not equal enough to be granted the same right that the California Constitution grants.
Rightsâ€¦.. isnâ€™t that the block of which this country laid itâ€™s foundation on? So why take away the right for all Californians to marry.
Vote No on Prop 8!
And here are otherÂ peaceful demonstrations going on around South Orange County.
Every night around 6:00pm at the corners of Marguerite and Crown Valley a lady named Elle is heading this one up, this one is growing so much that the Yes on Prop 8 moved across the bridge to the Entrance of Ladera Ranch.
Saturday 10/18 corners of Alton and Culver 11:00am
Sunday 10/19 11:30am Kaleidoscope & Crown Valley