Mr. C (misterc) wrote in faghags,
Mr. C

The Eve of Justice

This Friday, March 6, the California Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments regarding the validity of Proposition 8.

As I have written before, Ken Starr & other groups who support Prop 8 will be seeking not only to validate the idea that 50% + 1 of voters can single out one group of citizens for special punishment & actually strip them of their constitutional rights, but to take back the legal recognition that the state had given over 18,000 same-sex couples who were married in California since the same court ruled in favor of equal marriage rights.

In handing down their decision in May 2008, Chief Justice Ron George wrote for the court majority:

"Our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation. An individual's sexual orientation--like a person's race or gender--does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights."

At California Faith For Equality, I found this video of various leaders from various denominations in the state of California standing up & speaking out for love. They, and many other different kinds of people from many different backgrounds, have not only filed amicus briefs on behalf of overturning Prop 8, but are working to make sure that the lawmakers, the courts & the voters & citizens of California know that it's not just scary precedent to use a government's most sacred document to actually take away rights; it's just plain wrong to work against the most powerful force in the universe: love.

Please visit the website, Eve of Justice, for more information on the events going on in California this week & what you can do to help!
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