Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
Today was the annual Pride parade through West Hollywood. Why weren’t you there?
California was celebrating a huge victory: the end of tyranny over the personal lives and individual decisions of their people.
175,000 people turned out including just about every elected official up to (but not including) you.
The Unitarians and Episcopalians were there in force – both will be performing same-sex weddings in their churches next week. The parents were there with huge contingents from PFLAG and Pop-luck. The businesses were there, with Time Warner Cable broadcasting the parade and WaMu sponsoring the main entertainment stage with Gelson’s, SAAB, Pepsi and Bud Light rounding out the participation. And celebrities were there and too many to mention.
“I think there’s a renewed energy in the community about gay marriage,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Buddy Goldman, who runs the department’s West Hollywood station. “There really is an upbeat feeling.”
I wish you and your Republican could celebrate with us, about individuals being able to make individual decisions about themselves and their families without being second-guessed by their government and their governor.
Today’s stamp: “Celebrate”