Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Please don't divorce us

From The Courage Campaign :
Infamous prosecutor Ken Starr has filed a legal brief -- on behalf of the "Yes on 8" campaign -- to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in California between May and November of 2008.

It's time to put a face to Ken Starr's shameful legal proceedings. To put a face to the 18,000 couples facing forcible divorce. To put a face to marriage equality. Because, gay or straight, YOU are the face of the Marriage Equality Movement.....submit your own photo, as an individual, a couple or in a group (perhaps with your family over the holidays). Take a picture holding a piece of paper that says "Please don't divorce us," "Please don't divorce my moms,""Please don't divorce my friends, Dawn and Audrey," "Please don't divorce Californians" or whatever you want after "Please don't divorce..." and send it to: pleasedontdivorce@couragecampaign.org
We'll be sending ours in shortly. If you are a gay couple married in CA, or family or friends of one, please consider participating. To see those submitted so far, go to The Courage Campaign site.


Robert said...

Some people simply have no shame. Why would this even remotely be his business?

Erp said...

Strictly speaking it is annulments he is seeking; meaning the marriages never existed. However the word 'divorce' has more punch.

Personally a sign that says

"18,000 forced divorces is pro-family?"

shows the hypocrisy.

As to why he is concerned? I can think of several reasons
1. He thinks God will drop a few rocks on California if this is allowed and God has poor aim and might hit Starr or people who agree with him instead.
2. Same sex marriage emphasizes that both partners are equal legally. This might give more women the idea that in a man/woman marriage that they are equal to their husbands and don't have to submit to them in all matters.
3. He is trying to save lesbians/gays by using the law to make them conform to what he thinks is morally right.

David |Dah • veed| said...

Kenneth Starr is the Dean of Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. He is part of the legal team representing pro Proposition 8.

Fred Schwartz said...

Just think, 18,000 today; 20,000 tomorrow, 26,000 the next day. Pretty soon, we'll all be divorced. Ain't Ken Starr just a piece of work?

Just got to ell everyone: here is my "word verification" reaverse How about that!

Erp said...

Well yes. Perhaps all remarriages of divorced people will be disallowed. After all the RC and some other churches don't recognize them. Perhaps all non-religious and then all non-christian marriages will be disallowed.