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Ex-Mormon Marches Against Prop 8

Timothy Kincaid

November 18th, 2008

In the San Diego Reader a straight woman, an “old hippy” and former Mormon, tells of her experience protesting Proposition 8. It’s delightfully full of exploded stereotypes and down-home observations. It made me smile… and tear up a little.

I would have made a great flower child. I didn’t expect to be enthused about turning 50 on November 14, but thanks to Obama and Prop 8, I’ve never felt more energized. As a child, I wished I could march for the rights of blacks and women. But my parents were conservatives in an upper-middle class neighborhood and didn’t have anything to protest. I didn’t even experience music by the Beatles. They listened to Perry Como and Doris Day.

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