Calling in 'Gay' to Work Is Latest Form of Protest
158 | December 9, 2008 at 01:33 pmby
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Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress. Organizers of "Day Without a Gay" — scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants — also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.
This could be counterproductive. Gay marriage in California has been banned by constitutional amendment so unless the California supreme court overturns the November vote, it would take another vote on an amendment to overturn the ban.