Let me clarify... - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Nov. 15th, 2008
01:22 pm - Let me clarify...
Well actually my main reason for not going is that I'm preparing for a road trip, which means I'm very busy! There's also the fact that it's being held downtown. I HATE going downtown. It's too hard to navigate! And I only found out about this protest yesterday. Way too short notice. It would take a lot of impromptu physical and mental effort to participate, and that effort would have to be taken away from trip preparations. And I really really reeeeeally want to go to MFF! I haven't been to a con in months!
The worry of violence is mainly a risk assessment thing. No, I don't actually think there's much chance of getting hurt or arrested or whatever... but as I said, I really really reeeeeally want to go to MFF and I don't want *anything* to spoil it. Plus, it's cold out today. I don't want to catch a cold just before leaving town.
I fully support the message of the protest. I can think of no good reason to forbid two people who love each other from getting married just because they're both guys, or both gals. But the timing for this demonstration is just bad for me right now. So, I wish good luck to everybody participating in demonstrations in their own cities.