"Persecuted by governments. Arrested and beaten for being who we are. Our rights put up for popular vote, time and time again."
Equality California's new ad makes the connection between past persecution and current discrimination, such as the passage of Prop 8:
Actually, gays' rights are usually not put up for popular vote. The immediacy of a popular referendum on your life is so much more compelling than having some mere bureaucrat stand in your way. It's nice to know where you stand, once in a while.
I know where I stand. I hope the California Supreme Court will be standing there with me.