Of all the great blog links about Proposition 8 that I've shared, there's one post I'm following rather closely because of the comments thread. The Liberal O.C., which published the post in question, covers politics in Orange County, the conservative heart of Southern California. Despite the blog's name, it's not necessarily preaching to the choir when it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage, and that's why the aforementioned thread is so damn interesting. If you have anything else to add over there in addition to my (sober) responses (ramblings), I encourage you to do so—and if there are other threads you think I should maybe participate in, let me know. But I can't do it by myself, folks, so speak up if the spirit moves you.
And, again, it's not all doom and gloom. Though we are still behind in the polls, we closed the gap a bit by two percentage points in the last two weeks, according to a new survey:
Yes on Prop 8 (banning same-sex marriage): 48%
No on Prop 8 (allow the same-sex marriage to remain legal): 45%
As you can see, the undecideds—those voters who, out of all voters, can be swayed—are going to be crucial. So, once again, here are six things you can do to help from the comfort of your own home. A commenter on that survey post cut and pasted an e-mail that the Yes-on-8 people sent out to their supporters. They are beginning to shit bricks, and that's good.
Additionally, Hollywood producer Steve Bing is offering a $1 million challenge grant to the campaign to defeat Proposition 8. He will match every donation, up to a million bucks, made from now through 11:59PM on Sunday, October 19, 2008. Bing joins other Hollywood straight guys like Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg (who both donated $100,000 each) in the battle make sure enough people vote NO on Proposition 8.