Proposition 8
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Prop 8
 
 

Prop 8 protest in front of the CA Supreme Court building in Civic Center, San Francisco
(Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Betancourt)

    Proposition 8 was narrowly passed by California voters on November 4, 2008.  With over 12 million votes cast, the "Yes" vote won by about a half a million votes.
    Proposition 8 amended the Constitution of the State of California to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry and has made possible legal discrimination against same-sex unions.
    The recent Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8 makes clear the need for decisive community action.  Even while the Court protected the more than 18,000+ existing same-sex marriages that took place prior to Prop 8, discrimination has now been written into the state Constitution.

ACTION: Same-Sex Sundays on Twitter
   
Here's a novel concept: participating in online communities to demonstrate support for same-sex marriage rights.  Twitter is an online social network that allows you to keep track of your friends through short status message updates.
    Well same-sex marriage activists have started taking to Twitter on Sundays to show support for same-sex marriage.  By typing, '#samesexsunday,' into your message, you can highlight people, organizations, or causes that work toward LGBT equality. 

  Example: support love and gender expression in all their diverse forms #samesexsunday  

And, every time a Twitter user publishes #samesexsunday it raises the status of this phrase as a search term on Twitter meaning more people can search, find, and see your message about marriage equality.

@SFPride

Same-Sex Sundays on Twitter @SFPride
e-Pride Action: Take a stand for equality by tweeting #samesexsunday every Sunday

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