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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Please Don't Divorce Us

By A.J. Llewellyn

On my way to the Oscars on Sunday (where I worked as a seat filler) I took the subway since almost all the streets were closed and I wanted to be able to get home quickly again, I saw a lot of things...Hollywood Boulevard, where I once worked as a tour guide in the early 80s for Graveline Tours, was filled with the usual tourists gawping at the gold stars on the street, homeless people begging for change, celeb-lookalikes posing for pics...and a bunch of evil cretins posing with Proposition 8 posters.
I was shocked that this small group of people from a local church had showed up to protest
"Milk" one of them even had a very large sign, very noticeable from the street saying "Heath in Hell" a reference to actor Heath Ledger's tragic passing.
Proposition 8, the anti-marriage bill rears its ugly head again next week. And who is gearing up to fight it? Kenneth Starr.
It was a very upsetting sight and my friend Mary grabbed my hand. "Don't look," she said, breaking into a run and dragging me with her.
According to reports, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and attempting to forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples who were married in California last year.
Two days after Best Actor winner Sean Penn publicly supported marriage equality for ALL, a new video has surfaced that is so wonderful...
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, with a decision expected within 90 days.
The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all the other loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.
Please watch this heartbreaking video now. If you have the same reaction that I did, please help me spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family ASAP:
The more people who see this video, the more people will understand the pain caused by Prop 8 and Ken Starr's shameful legal proceeding. After you watch the video, please join me and over 300,000 people who have signed a letter to the state Supreme Court, asking them to invalidate Prop 8 and reject Starr's case.
Please don't divorce those of us who waited so long for the legal right to be married. Please don't vote love away...

Aloha oe,


1 comment:

Lynn Crain said...

I so agree with this video and the message it conveys. I sent out the call to a few of my friends after I followed everything through.

I so believe this is wrong because love is what it is. Besides, coming from a very religious background all those people forget one thing...the choice of free will...and the the fact that every one has to stand for themselves on the final days.

I would rather have it said that I loved well, allowed people their own freedom to choose and was loved back regardless of sexual orientation.

And they, they just don't get it. In the end it's about one person, and each of us has to live the best life we can.

I will not be one to pull families apart.


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