As you’ve probably heard by now, President Obama has come out (as it were) to endorse marriage equality, first in a simple response to a question, then in a more formal statement to supporters. For some, this came too soon after the adoption of Amendment 1 in North Carolina to be easily celebrated. For some, it was a simple, joyful release. For some, it was considered a cynical political move.
For still others, it was exactly the opportunity they’d been waiting for.
As you can see, when I say that others were just waiting for their opportunity, I mean me.
Sadly, neither JT nor Crommunist will be at CONvergence and SkepchickCon this July. JT says he has some other place to be, something about work, blah, blah. Crommunist is all “You ‘Murcans and your racist, totalitarian Immigration and TSA. Yeah, right. Plus, stupidly busy, doncha know.”
Whatever. It would have been a perfect opportunity to raise some funds to defeat our local discrimination amendment ballot question, but the guys had to ruin it with their “practical considerations”.
So now we all have work to do. (Or you have work to do for me. Same thing, right?) What and where do we need to raise funds in order to make this happen? Do we just need to start a Freethought Blogs conference and do it there? And does anyone know any good videographers?
Update: Commenter tynk has suggested FtB do something for Minnesota United for All Families anyway. I’m down with this, and I think the rest of the FtB crew at the con will be as well. Feel free to add creative suggestions as to what in the comments.