Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Fight Against Proposition 8

Ken Starr, after leading the impeachment effort against Bill Clinton, found a new crusade. On March 5, 2009, he will be arguing the case in the California Supreme Court to forcibly nullify 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year. Going after these marriages retroactively speaks to the mean-spiritness of Starr and others associated with the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund.

The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, which puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.

After you watch the video, please consider joining me in signing the letter to the state Supreme Court.

One of the marriages Starr is seeking to annul is that of Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi. They had a beautiful wedding in their Los Angeles home last August. Portia’s gown and Ellen’s suit were designed by Zac Posen, flowers were by Mark’s Garden, Ellen mother did the calligraphy for the place cards, and their cake was good ol’ Southern red velvet cake. Their friend Wayne Dyer officiated the wedding. Watch as Ellen narrates the wedding photos and video on her show:

After you watch these videos, please consider joining me in signing the letter to the state Supreme Court. Visit tangobaby for more information on who the donors behind the movement to pass Proposition 8 were.


paris parfait said...

Every time I think about this and how the Mormon Church and outside influences affected this election it makes me furious. I signed the petition and wrote letters, etc. I really, really hope the Prop. is overturned. I hate what it's doing to families and how children, especially are affected. It's just outrageous!

Gabby said...

Thanks for this. Signed it and passed it along. Starr. How these dinosaurs creep out of the woodwork every few years disgusts me.

beth said...

thank you sooooo much for this.....
I already signed this last week and now my favorite song on my ipod is "fidelity" by regina spektor !!!

Ruth said...

Don't divorce my nephew and his partner.

Sadly, my sister and her partner just split after 10 years. They weren't legally married, but had made a binding commitment to each other. This is her 3rd major relationship, and she is moving on to another. Her new love just came out for the first time, with my sister, after 25 years of marriage with a man. As my sister said when her breakup happened, 'people who don't allow us to marry may not realize that having no legal bonds makes it easier to move on to another relationship.' I found that sad and true.

I have never understood the threat of gay marriage to those who disagree with it. The sanctity of marriage? Don't 50% of hetero marriages end in divorce?

I signed.

~Zurama Arencibia Nuñez~ said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!!! ;D

Dutchbaby said...

Thanks for signing everyone!

Dear Paris Parfait,
I am so sad Prop 8 passed. We were so focused on getting a Obama elected, that I'm afraid we took our eye off the ball.

Dear Gabby,
Starr has got to be the alpha dinosaur, along with Rove.

Dear beth,
My pleasure!

Dear Ruth,
I see that your family is directly affected by this. I hope the very best for all of you!

I think fear is the motivating factor for many.

Dear Zurama,
Happy Valentine's Day to you

Yoli said...

This needs to stop!

Dutchbaby said...

I hope you mean Prop. 8, not my post :)

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