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I was really saddened, and am very angry that you chose to not vote on Proposition 8. Word spread pretty fast about your decision. One thing I told you I really liked about you when I met you was your confidence.. and while your abstention on voting on Prop 8 was probably a very confident thing, I am sick to my stomach that an educated, kind, well liked, caring person with a wonderful partner would decide that discrimination is okay!

 

Yes on 8 has used lies all throughout their campaign, and I’m saddened that you did not see that enough to vote NO on Prop 8.

 

I have worked very hard the last 2 weeks volunteering with the No on 8 Camp, and am spending 14 hours on Tuesday to talk to voters, and your decision is a big slap in my face to the time and energy I have put in to make sure discrimination is not written into the California Constitution.

 

With that, I hope you understand that no matter what the outcome of the election is on Tuesday, I am probably not for a while going to be inclined to speak or dance with you at Sundance. I respect your right to vote your opinion. That does not mean I have to like it.  Please respect my decision to keep distance from you!

 

Dave Hayes

Date: 2008-11-03 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] egbubba.livejournal.com
I have never been so emotionally wrenched by an election.

Date: 2008-11-03 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhbearguy.livejournal.com
me either babe. Me either.

Date: 2008-11-03 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furrbear.livejournal.com
Wellllll... If whoever this is did not fully comprehend how 'small town' SFO can be, this is just to sort of thing to instruct him. I can't understand why someone would chose to abstain on this issue; even if he doesn't favor 'marriage', a win by the 8 proponents would be just the beginning.

His choice. But I and no one else has to support him on it.

Date: 2008-11-03 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nursetomsf.livejournal.com
If someone I knew (especially a gay man) did that, I would have a very hard time getting past it.

It's the same as an African-American not taking a stand on Separate but Equal, or a Japanese-American staying silent during WWII.

His friends should stop respecting his relationship and refuse to recognize their partnership. Or just invite one of them to any event, since they're not "really" a couple after all.

Fucking moron!!!

Date: 2008-11-03 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eireangus.livejournal.com
I agree with you. Have you read my latest post? As a religious person, even I will vote NO on 8. I hope you are doing well, sorry I've been a ghost lately!

Date: 2008-11-03 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eireangus.livejournal.com
Wow! Heck, even I will vote NO (look at my latest post).

Date: 2008-11-04 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pulsecub.livejournal.com
It's always hard when someone you care about does something to disappoint you at such a fundamental level. I'm not trying to make excuses, but remember, some people in the GLBT community are just not ready for this, and so it doesn't matter to them. It's sad, but true.

FWIW, I'd be happy save you a dance at Sundance, especially if I get to DJ at Queer Lounge again. :)

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