by Miss Bliss

Dearest Readers:

Although the election of Barack Obama was a promising move toward change, the passing of Proposition 8 in California and the passing of other anti-gay marriage constitutional amendments in other states has been a depressing reality for progressives.

Many bisexuals and straight allies have asked me, “How can I help overturn this discriminatory proposition?”  Well, tomorrow is your chance to join the national protest against LGBT discrimination.

Stand up for the American values of liberty, freedom, and equality for all.  Please visit JOIN THE IMPACT to find out when and where the protest against Prop. 8 is happening in your state.

Together we can make change!  Stand up for same-sex marriage and march tomorrow!



Please join a peaceful rally at L.A. City Hall this Saturday, November 15, at 10:30 a.m. in support of marriage equality for all. Saturday’s rally, which is being organized by FAIR, will be part of a national statement.  It’s one of many rallies at city halls all over the country at the same time on Saturday.

L.A. City Hall is located at 200 Spring Street, and participants are encouraged to use the Metro. To reach city hall, take the Purple/Red Line to Civic Center station.

More than 2,300 donors stepped up to the plate by donating nearly $60,000 in less than a week through to support the effort to overturn Prop 8.

The LA LGBT Center launched the website on November 7 to support the fight to invalidate Prop 8. The effort offers donors an opportunity to contribute while sending a message to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which played a leading role in funding the deceptive Yes on 8 campaign. For each donation of $5 or more at, the Center sends Thomas Monson, president of the Mormon church, a postcard to let him know a donation was made in his name to fund legal and grass-roots efforts supporting marriage equality.

The contributions have poured in from nearly all 50 states and from countries around the world including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan, Singapore and South Africa.
Q&A: What Prop 8 Means for California
Following the passage of the anti-gay Proposition 8 by a paper-thin margin, many people have questions about the proposition and the legal challenges that seek to invalidate the measure. The Center’s Q&A webpage has answers to commonly asked questions.

Here’s one question from the webpage:

Now that Proposition 8 has passed, by a slim majority of Californians, what is being done to overturn it?

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights have filed lawsuits with the California Supreme Court making the case that Proposition 8 is invalid because it did not follow the procedure set forth in the California Constitution for making revisions to the state Constitution.  City attorneys of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed a similar lawsuit.

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