Thursday, November 6, 2008

Writers H8 Prop 8

Publishers Weekly has a nice piece about the literary community's reaction to California's approval of proposition 8 -- the proposition banning gay marriage. The potential ramifications apply to breeders, too.
An excerpt:
John Rechy, the Los Angeles-based PEN International Award-winning gay author expressed a sense of outrage and betrayal by the passing of Prop. 8. Noting what he called fear tactics used by its backers in their ads, Rechy said, “Of course it helped Prop. 8 to use a harmless children’s book (King & King) about gay marriage in its campaign of minority intolerance. My fear now is that all of gay literature will be more closely scrutinized, and that free speech will become even more endangered.”
To read the whole darned thing, click here.