Friday, February 13, 2009

Please don't divorce my friends.

From Jason's blog:

If you haven't already, please do just one little thing to help give our family and 18,000+ other California families the chance for equality. This comes from the Courage Campaign website. There is a bittersweet little video there for you to watch if you haven't seen it already. Then...all you need to do is sign the petition. Please.

You don't have to be American to sign.

"We, the undersigned, share President Barack Obama's view that "for too long, issues of LGBT rights have been exploited by those seeking to divide us. It's time to move beyond polarization and live up to our founding promise of equality by treating all our citizens with dignity and respect."

Yet, on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the marriages of 18,000 devoted same-sex couples solemnized before Prop 8 passed.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, with a decision expected within 90 days. We, the undersigned, ask that the Court enforce the equality promised to each of us by our constitution and invalidate Prop 8. So doing will protect all loving, committed couples in California -– including the 18,000 who said "I do" last year –- and prevent the initiative process from being a tool for stripping vulnerable minorities of precious constitutional rights.

As Americans who believe in the rule of law and fundamental civil rights, we know that Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund's shameful attempt to nullify equal protection and all these bonded unions will be condemned in the eyes of history. We know that, ultimately, love will prevail, no matter how hard they try to fight it."

You don't have to be American to sign


Beth said...

Have seen (and watched) this video on some other blogs. I wish I was able to sign the petition - and I'm glad I live in Canada.

oreneta said...

I signed problem.

Jason, as himself said...

Thank you for this. It means a lot.

J.G. said...

Love will indeed prevail, and I hope sooner rather than later. Thanks for posting this.

mmichele said...

Thanks. I've never seen that vid before. It was beautiful and beautifully done.

oreneta said...

Jason, you're most welcome. Least I could do.

J.G. love indeed will prevail. is a good video indeed, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

I signed and sent it on to ten friends. GM

oreneta said...

GM,thank you very much.