What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
-Nietzsche (not Kelly Clarkson)
Today on Let’s Get Legal we will bring you not one, but several posts throughout the day. These are our contributors’ thoughts on Prop 5. We hope that you will post your own thoughts in reply so we may share them too. And if you’d like to contribute your own post on the subject, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a 2-3 sentence bio about yourself.
Darcy Kniefel shares her thoughts
Do you know why I love the gay/lesbian/transgendered folks in my life?
Because they are amazing people.
The election results may or may not stand. But one thing is for certain, the Pride minded community of Anchorage took the shocking news of election night with grace, class, and style.
Does it suck that Anchorage showed it’s true colors? Absolutely! Did anyone vandalize No on 5 signs? Did anyone act out in a violent manner towards another human being? Did the Big Gay Riots local security companies had been warned against appear in front of churches?
Nope. No. And Heck No!
Instead, I watched person after person put their next foot forward. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. No one died, but we all got our Hulk Muscles on. It’s time to put those muscles to use and get the word out. Now is the time we should all ask ourselves, what will I do to get this through next time?
Equality is not a suggestion. It is a basic human right. Human. Right. I can’t wait to make this right!
Flexing my Hulk Muscles,
- ACLU Alaska Looking Into Anchorage’s Gay Rights Vote (towleroad.com)
- In Anchorage, Alaska, Voters Choose Discrimination (ronskemp.wordpress.com)
- Anchorage voters reject gay rights (seattlepi.com)