Friday, October 31, 2008

Damned if you don't and damned if you do

Looking straight at the camera, Senator Dianne Feinstein says: "Proposition 8 would be a terrible mistake for California. It's about discrimination and we must always say NO to that." Senator Feinstein joins the chorus of leaders across California who are calling on voters to reject this unfair initiative. Hers is one of the most effective ads I have yet seen. It speaks from the heart - or at least seems to, to me.

Several different sources have been critical of Senator Feinstein this week so not doing more. It seems to me like a case of damned if you don't and damned if you do. The former San Francisco mayor has done a lot for lgbt people, but we seem to always forget that. She did one thing that I will never forget. She didn't out Michael Huffington who was running against her in 1994. The conservative Huffington would surely have lost if his fan base knew he was gay. (He lost anyway, but only by a slight margin). A Feinstein staffer wanted to leak the information of his sexuality, but the Senator said no. She doesn't play dirty.

Anyway, I'm glad she did the No on 8 tv spot and I'm glad she is supportive, even if some think that isn't enough. (By the way, speaking of enough, where are the gay celebs and their funds)?

Remember, on Tuesday Vote No On Proposition 8! Find out more at

oh yeah and Happy Halloween!

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