If you go to change.gov, the website for the President Elect, there's a link to share your story of "this American Moment." Here's the story I share with Mr. Obama and his transition team.
Here's my story Mr. President elect. I am gay. I had the right to marry my partner of eight years here in California. On the same night that you were selected by the general electorate to be our next president the voters of California voted to rescind my civil right to a civil marriage. On the same night that the first black president was elected bigotry prevailed in California. I must admit, it was a bittersweet night for me Mr. President elect. However, I had HOPE that you would do your best to mitigate the blow of Proposition 8 and perhaps even help reverse it, thus granting all citizens of California their civil rights.
That bit of HOPE that I had has been threatened by your recent announcement that you have chosen Rick Warren to speak at your inauguration. You have added insult to injury by choosing this bigot to speak at your inauguration. On a day where we should be looking towards the bright future of this country you have chosen someone who wants to see us go backwards into a dark past.
Mr. Obama, I urge you change your mind and think about what you ran on, and what you spoke to the nation about during your campaign -- about moving forward. If you let your invitation to this bigot stand, and he speaks at your inauguration, then Nov 4th, 2008 was for me, and for all gay people all over the world, a day of utter defeat and I will have deep regret in my heart for casting my vote for you, because you will have squashed the last bit of hope I had left.