Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love Will Prevail

Today being St. Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share the following video from the Courage Campaign . This video was made in response to efforts by Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted in California between May and November of 2008.

“Fidelity”: Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

And here’s the letter the Courage Campaign is asking people 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 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days. We, the undersigned, ask that the Court invalidate Prop 8 and recognize the marriage rights of these 18,000 couples – and all loving, committed couples in California – under our state’s constitution.

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.

click here to add your name to the list.

Recommended Off-site Links:
Ken Starr’s Prop 8 Sleight of Hand - David Hart (
Pam’s House Blend, February 11, 2009).
Rally for Marriage Equality Hits Minnesota Capitol - Andy Birkey (Eleventh Avenue South, February 13, 2009).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Same People
The Same Premise
Unrest in California Over Passing of Proposition 8
Reflections on the Passage of Proposition 8
Catholics Join in Nationwide Protests of Prop 8
The Real Sodomites: Proponents of Proposition 8
Naming and Confronting Bigotry
Same-Sex Marriage: Still Very Much on the Archbishop’s Mind
The Real Gay Agenda
New Studies: Gays Couples as Committed as Straights
Competent Parenting Doesn’t Require “Traditional Marriage”
Celebrating the Presence of God Within All Families
Separate is Not Equal

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