Monday, February 09, 2009

Please don't divorce us

Well Ken Starr is at it again -- man that guy needs some kind of serious counseling. He really has some serious hang-ups.

But I digress.

Here is the latest news about Mr. Ken Starr (of Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinski fame): Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and is now attempting to forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 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 loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.

Watch and weep:

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

Here is Andrew's thoughts on this:

In the end, the marriage debate is about whether it is in the interest of society as a whole to attack and demean couples who are constructing loving, committed strong relationships, with the help of their friends, families and government. Whatever else it is, the attempt to break up these relationships, to deny and invalidate the hopes and dreams they aspire to, is both cruel and deeply hostile to any conservatism that seeks to bring people together around the shared values of family, fidelity and responsibility. Maybe this video will help bring that home. I'm lucky to be married in Massachusetts, but Aaron and I feel a part of this too. Marriage is a wonderful, surprising, humanizing, maturing thing. Don't take it away from us.

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