On the hook for Prop 8

November 2008
Capital Xtra (Ottawa);11/19/2008, Issue 196, p7
The author reflects on the decision of the state of California to ban gay marriage. She cites several factors which contributed to the success of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage. She comments on the notion that African American voters should have known better as if the experience of racism automatically translates into an inherent empathy for queers and a desire to fight homophobia. The author also argues that pitting white gays against people of colour will not advance the fight for equality.


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