Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interesting Quote: David Mixner

They don't want us to venture from a proscribed game plan that mostly originates out of a Washington-based political strategy to gain our freedom. They live in fear that we will move too quickly, make someone uncomfortable and put our political friends in a tough spot. Afraid to risk defeat, they believe we have to make everyone like us and be on our side. Most amazingly they seek the approval of others instead of insisting that others have to liberate themselves from their own long held myths in order to receive this marvelous gift that our community brings.

David's Mixner’s response to Prepare to Prevail, a coalition of LGBT groups who believes 2010 is too soon to battle for marriage equality in Cali-Cal.

But is he right?



Wolf - said...


I mean really. So if you try in 2010 and it loses then you try in 2012. But if you don't go for 2010because you say you need more time and money and time to prepare, well you are giving those who oppose us the advantage. And last ballot proved they make ggod use of time and organization.

Worst idea ever to wait until 2012.

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely right. Here in RI we're pushing the Marriage Equality thing forward. This time we want the bill introduced early in session and we're going to try to garner enough co-sponsors to get a veto proof majority.

I've been helping with district information. That way we can really mobilize supporters in anyones district.

I won't wait until 2011 or 2012. I want it done NOW. If we have to step on toes, so be it.

YvesPaul said...

Well, what if Obama didn't get his second term because the republicans uses his spending for leverage or the bailouts or the health care reform fails or just perceived as a failure? Are we gonna fight for it in 2012 under Palin?

I don't think it's ever too early to fight for something, especially something important.

Joy said...

I think he's right. What he says makes sense and sounds realistic.

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