Well, Zerb, the problem for me now is I feel obsessed about it, and am amazed in my naive country girl kinda way about how much venom is out there. I just finished reading a statement on the The Diocese of Scranton website, Catholic Diocese, and it is stated there "In Arizona, the only state where a proposed marriage amendment did not succeed, same-sex marriage proponents spent $2.1 million dollars to defeat the measure. The Catholic Conference of Arizona said 'We ran out of money, they put a lot of misinformation out there that we didn't have the money to answer in the media.'"
From what I can ascertain on line, and I am by no means politically saavy, the proposed constitutional amendment has gone to the House of Rep, and was overwhelming voted to have the amendment go through. However, time ran out before it went to the Senate, it still needs to go through one more time through both, and they don't expect a referendum on the ballot for citizens before 2009.
Again, in my ignorance, I thought that with DOMA on the books, there was no chance for marriage here anyway.
I was totally wrong, and ignorance ain't bliss, letmetellya.
I spoke with Mia today, we are getting together early next week and then organizing a meeting of our friends and allies next Sat. to get moving.
Even though I am energized, I feel really scared. Not because I don't think that I can do this, but scared about the impact, scared of how many people, even people in my life right now, oppose marriage equality.
[B]THE TRUTH IS ALL THERE IS.[/B