Why I’m Boycotting Marriage

My boyfriend and I have decided that we won’t be getting married until Prop 8 is overturned, whether that be 6 months or 6 years, we don’t really care. We haven’t decided yet if we want our marriage boycott to continue after Prop 8 is overturned, and wait for nationwide marriage rights to be achieved, but we are definitely considering it.

Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” What kind of activists would my partner and I be if we were to actively enjoy our first-class status while many of our friends are legally treated as second-class citizens? Marriage is a civil right, not a heterosexual privilege. If enough straight couples like us refused to get married under current law, the older generation bigots who wish to see their children married would be forced to confront their own bigotry, and who knows…. maybe they might stop voting against civil rights for others?

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