Really, it's pretty sad, SoCal. I mean, I can understand the Central Valley and Sierras being backwards, but really... you're less progressive than the retirement communities near Lake Tahoe? How hard is that?!
You see, this is one of the reasons why people in Northern California aren't always that enthused about SoCal types. So many of them *sound* like homosexuals... and then they spoil it by saying what they really believe!
And hey, San Francisco... the entire city cast only 177,000 "no" votes?! What gives? That's less than Pride Day! Where are the other 500,000 of you on this issue? Perhaps if you had just registered more local voters and got out the vote in S.F. and the surrounding non-discriminatory counties...
And, of course, I have plenty of frustrations about the Mormon cult, who felt so inclined as to spend millions in order to modify our state constitution to their liking, selectively taking away people's rights as established by our courts.
One of the real keys to winning these sorts of things in the future, I think, is to pass a constitutional amendment banning all out-of-state political donations or legislation for ballot measures in California. But really, this isn't the first time that outside groups have tried to foist bad legislation on California, because it's one of the most reliable ways to hold back progress, not only statewide, but also nationwide.
Really, the Mormon cult **KNOW** they used the privacy of their places of "worship" to illegally solicit political donations. In fact, members of their own cult have come forward admitting to such behavior. So, since turnaround is fair play, why not create a constitutional amendment to permanently remove all tax exemptions for the Mormon Church, and forbid them from knocking on people's doors early in the morning? Or perhaps the gay community should get the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, cross dressers, gay club kids, and members of Beach Blanket Babylon to pass out info to Mormons outside their places of worship throughout California, explaining how to secretly pursue their latent homosexuality, where to buy a buttplug, give them packs with free condoms and lube, etc. Make their appearances so damn frequent and **F-A-A-A-ABULOUS** that the Mormons feel compelled to go elsewhere.. or maybe just leave others who are just trying to live their lives with some dignity and the same basic rights as everyone else the hell alone!
Really, I think it would be helpful to have a major GLBT-Mormon "outreach" program. There are certainly similarities between Mormons and homosexuals, after all... they both appreciate funny underwear, short haircuts, and intensive personal grooming!