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M.I.S.S. Muses: A Victory Over Prop 8

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M.I.S.S. Muses: A Victory Over Prop 8

MISS MUSES: Prop 8 Overturn Celebration

Last Wednesday, you may have heard California’s Prop 8 was overturned. This ruling struck down the ban on same-sex marriages in the state. Being a supporter of equal rights, gay marriage, and love, the issues surrounding Proposition 8 have been on watch by me and hopes of overturning the ban lay close to my heart. Hearing the news, I was ecstatic about this step toward recognizing same-sex rights and equality.

After I heard about the ruling, I went online to get the full scoop. I came upon the CNN article, complete with pictures. You know how they say a picture says a thousand words? These pictures sure live up to the saying. Joy and love come across in photos of couples, supporters, signs, and body language.

No matter where you stand on Prop 8 or same-sex marriage, pure emotion from people is moving. Looking at the pictures of people’s reactions from the overturn news, happiness, hope, excitement, and love are clear. The victory means a lot to so many, and you can see how much it matters just by catching a snapshot of those celebrating. Instead on saying more, I invite you to take a look at the pictures for yourself.

Let’s keep fighting for what matters to us, and celebrating our victories.

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The World According to M.I.S.S.: 8: The Mormon Proposition

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The World According to M.I.S.S.: 8: The Mormon Proposition

Equal rights, but only for some of us...

Equal rights, but only for some of us...

Proposition 8, or otherwise known as the California Marriage Protection Act, was passed during California’s state elections in November of 2008. Changing the California constitution, the act validates marriage between a man and a woman, otherwise turning over the Supreme Courts previous ruling that same sex couples had the constitutional right to wed. We know this right? Well, what we don’t know about Proposition 8 is the Morman Church’s active involvement in the passage of Prop 8 and their openness and opinions on the rights the LGBT community should have. Which apparently is none…

Mormons in California and Utah, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare, fueled with money and religious fervor, against LGBT citizens and their fight for equality. This exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ involvement in the passage of California’s Proposition 8 reveals a secretive, decades-long campaign against lesbians’ and gays’ right to marriage.

Sundance Film Festival entry 8: The Mormon Proposition takes a look at the Mormon church’s role in developing Proposition 8, accusing the church of political meddling in what’s been deemed gay rights biggest fight. Created by former Mormon Steven Greenstreet and journalist Reed Cowan, The Mormon Proposition utilizes official church documents, recordings, and interviews with Mormon leaders, gay rights activists, and former members of the church to display how the Mormon church dug into other territory to make certain Prop 8 passed

“8” also explores the broader impact of what the filmmakers describe as the church’s historically intolerant attitude toward gays, using tales of suicide attempts by young Mormons struggling with their sexual orientations and men still grappling with memories of the shock treatments they endured in order to “cure” them of their homosexuality.

Opening in select theaters June 18, 2010, be sure to check out the trailer below.

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“Prop 8 – The Musical”

I have held my tongue on this issue for fear of people seeing me as the raving lunatic that I can be. How Prop 8 even came into being is mind boggling to me. That people continuously find reasons to hate is beyond me. That people forget this country was founded by people fleeing religious persecution confuses me. That people forget the U.S.A. is based on the principle that there should be a separation of church and state is sad. The result? Hatred written into the California state constitution based on a campaign of hate and deceit mostly funded by Mormons. Really? Are we really taking marriage advice from polygamists? The passage of Prop 8 was very upsetting to me, and many people in and outside of California. This video was the one good thing to come out of this. The fight is not over. Please continue to educate those around you and promote tolerance and respect.

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