Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our love didn't begin with a court decision...

and it won't end with one either.

While the California Supreme Court today let stand Proposition 8, continuing marriage discrimination in California, they refused to undo the 18,000 marriages that same-sex couples celebrated in 2008.

While we take some solace that other loving couples who did marry in California will stay married, an estimated one million more individuals have been denied that dignity and basic right.

For that, we are heartbroken... but we have known this pain before.

Despite today's flawed court ruling, momentum for the freedom to marry continues across the nation. Since April, three more states—Iowa through court decision and Vermont and Maine through legislative action—have the freedom to marry, joining Massachusetts and Connecticut.
All eyes are now on New York, New Hampshire, and New Jersey, whose governors have pledged to sign the pending freedom to marry bills once they reach their desks.

It's all about winning hearts and minds so we can repeal this hateful marriage ban, once and for all. And it's not just California. We need to keep the recent momentum for marriage equality alive until every loving couple across the nation has the right to marry.

I know that those of you who are reading this are on our side... and we can not thank you enough! But we're asking you to help us take action. Watch the video below... and then send it to your friends that may not be so open minded. Ask them to look into the eyes of the people, LGBT and straight, who stand in solidarity today - and then ask them join the effort we must begin. It's one small step. We can't win this fight without you.



Together in the fight!

5 comments:

2momswithaplan said...

Great message! Its very sad about California's decision. I really hope they come to their senses soon!

Karen said...

Great video. I couldn't believe CA upheld Prop 8. I posted this to my Facebook profile, too...

Sarah said...

I was very disappointed to hear this. Living where I do (VT) it's sometimes easy to forget that not every place is as supportive of gay marriage as most people are here. We've got a long way to go, as a nation, but we will get there.

Thank you for sharing your story, by the way, I enjoy your blog very much.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was something I could do to help. Its so freaking unfair. My heart hurts because of it...

GDad said...

Yay, New Hampshire!