Thursday, February 5, 2009

Please Don't Divorce Them

The California Courage Campaign reports that Ken Starr (of Clinton-Whitewater-Monica-Lewinsky infamy) & the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund will present their case to the California Supreme Court starting on March 5, 2009 demanding that the Court void 18,000 marriages of same-sex couples that were legally performed between June 16 & November 4, 2008 in that state. The same court that ruled that citizens of the State of California could not be denied the right of marriage by mere virtue of their sexual orientation will hear Starr’s pleas to not only deny those self-same citizens of the right to marry, but to validate the idea that a minority’s rights are subject to plebiscite. Ken Starr & his minions will, in essence, seek to force divorce on all those couples who simply took advantage of their right to make a legal bond with the person they love.

Even though I don’t live in California, I am on their email list & I got an email from the Courage Campaign today that updated the status of the fight in the Golden State. They included a music video made by the Courage Campaign with pictures of some of the loving couples & their families who will be affected by whatever the California Supreme Court decides (a ruling is expected by the end of June, 2009).

The song in this video is entitled, “Fidelity” by Regina Spektor, who gave full permission to use it in the battle to overturn Prop 8 in California.

After watching the video, I hope you’ll do what I did and sign the online petition standing against what Ken Starr is attempting to do. The last paragraph of the petition states simply:

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 these unions will not be vindicated in the eyes of history. We know that, ultimately, love will prevail, no matter how hard they try to fight it.

So simple, right??

The email I got today started off by stating, “This video will break your heart,” and it did, but it also reminded me that the Good Fight still needs fighting & that good people can no longer just sit on their hands.

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