Support Nikki’s Dad with No on Prop 8, and Gary Pritchard for Senate

Please join the Gary Pritchard for State Senate campaign in oppose Proposition 8.  Gary Pritchard believes that marriage equality is imperative for a free society and that the ruling of the California Supreme Court should be upheld.  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 Orange County supports this ballot measure.  And we have to refute the repeated lies by the YES on 8 campaign.  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 Senate campaign with organizers Nikki Moldovan 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.  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 father’s family and Robert’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.

Rights….. isn’t that the block of which this country laid it’s foundation on? So why take away the right for all Californians to marry.

Vote No on Prop 8!

And here are other 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

  9 comments for “Support Nikki’s Dad with No on Prop 8, and Gary Pritchard for Senate

  1. October 16, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for bringing this point home, Nikki.
    Well said!

  2. Daniel
    October 17, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Thank you for your efforts to defeat Prop 8. I live in Irvine and have noticed over the last couple of days the many signs in SUPPORT OF Prop 8 that have appeared around the entire circumference of Yale Loop (East Yale Loop and West Yale Loop). This boulevard is the main route to get to freeways and to many of the homes here in central Irvine. I am particularly offended because I live right off of East Yale Loop, and am gay. To me these signs are the equivalent of posting “condemn gays to a life of solitude and loneliness.” right here in my home. I would be happy to help, both monetarily and in terms of physical effort, to place “No on Prop 8″ signs around Yale Loop in at least the numbers that the Yes signs have been placed. As I have experienced many times in life, silence in response to a message is perceived as being in agreement with that message. Thank you.

  3. Rob
    October 17, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Get a life! Get over it! This is a bullshit issue! YES on 8

  4. Scott
    October 17, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Rob,

    How right you are…it is about getting a life! It’s also about liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

    And it is bs that so much money, time and effort that could best be spent on feeding starving children, protecting abused women and kids, making sure that folks can keep their homes, decreasing class loads in the public school system and protecting jobs from being out-sourced to foreign countries…has to be spent to defend human and civil rights in what we Amercians like to think of as the Land of Freedom and Liberty.

    Your political awareness is amazing, Rob!

    No On Prop 8

  5. Sue
    October 20, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I also live off the Loop in Irvine and would be happy to run around and put NO on 8 signs up — Where are all the NO on 8 signs?

    For the record, I am not gay, have no gay family members, and no gay friends. I am also married, have children and Asian. Despite my demographic and lifestyle, I am firmly opposed to Prop 8 — it is a truly ugly form of fear and hate mongering.

    I cringe every time, I drive past the Yes on 8 signs — It feels like it is personally denigrating to people. Just mean and plain wrong.

  6. Dan Chmielewski
    October 20, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Sue — Thanks for posting and we hope you will keep coming back. You can get a free “No on 8″ sign at an Irvine Democratic Party office near UCI off Campus Drive. Its inside the shopping plaza near the Steelhead Brewery/ There are also Obama/Biden bumper stickers available.

  7. duplojohn
    October 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    In a really shitty but, crafty move, I saw som NO ON 8 supporters rallying:

    “STOP GAY MARRIAGE VOTE NO ON 8″

    Figuring most people are too busy to realize that yes means no.

    The truth is a YES vote on this measure takes us back 50 years. to a time when Blacks or Asians could’nt marry whites without severe backlash.

    This strikes at the heart of America.

    PROP 8 IS UN-AMERICAN

  8. Carl Overmyer
    October 20, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    OK, I am against Prop 8, I have gone on record and very publicly stated so. Much to the dismay and aggravation of some of my friends, but I still have to say it.
    But how can you rip Art and then justify this? Please explain the logic in this.
    While I think it’s clever I also thought that Art’s little game was clever too in getting page hits and getting folks to read the dangers of drunk driving. I’m not being inconsistent here, I think both are clever, but I have more issues with getting folks to vote against what they think they are voting for. I must also admit that if they are really that dumb… well I think you get it. But I still have ethical issues with one being ok when it’s blatantly an attempt to mislead a vote, a very serious thing, verses a story in a blog that wasn’t a lie at all.
    Am I the only one who sees this as very one sided logic?

  9. Carl Overmyer
    October 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I was of course refering to the “Stop Gay Marriage Vote NO on 8″ in the above comments. I just wanted to make that clear.

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