My Contribution to No on 8

(originally published on LiveJournal)
livejournal01In California, Prop. 8 would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Last night, my parents and grandmother came over for dinner. My dad (who’s big into election issues, and always has been) asked if I had a chance to read all the propositions (there are 12). I said no, and my grandmother chimed in with the fact that she hadn’t either, and didn’t know when she’d find the time. (She is the busiest 86 year old in the world.) Reflexively, I said, “No on Eight!”
Grandma: No on Eight?
Robyn: No on Eight.
Grandma: Good. Now I don’t have to look into that one.


  • family,
  • gay marriage,
  • politics


( 5 comments )donnajean2277

Oct. 20th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)


Oct. 21st, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
The thing is, I have no idea how my grandmother feels about gay marriage at all. Yes, she’s elderly and religious (Catholic) but we have at least one gay family member. I’ve never heard her (or my grandpa when he was alive) say anything negative about homosexuals. So, I don’t know if I tricked her or not.


Oct. 21st, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Either way, it was played well 🙂
Oct. 22nd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
I’m hoping that Californians’ tendency to just vote “no” straight down the ticket (because propositions usually involve spending large amounts of money) comes into effect here.


Oct. 23rd, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
I hadn’t thought about that. I really hope that does carry over.

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