As American citizens’, we oppose Proposition 8 on the basis that it denies other American citizens basic civil liberties.
As Californians, we will not take a step backwards, no matter how much funding special interest out-of-state extremists raise to “scare” us into changing our constitution.
This battle isn’t just for homosexuals, but for all of us, so that our children can live in a world where love is celebrated and hate eradicated.
WE ARE UNWILLING TO LET OUR GOVERNMENT TREAT LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS DIFFERENTLY.
We are a nation full of diversity, to enforce specific religious views on our people is not only unjust but unconstitutional and anti-American.
PLEASE help in these perilous times to spread the word, volunteer, and donate. As “straights”, let’s reach out to others, conservative as they might be, and plead our case as humans, to treat everyone the way we, ourselves, would like to be Treated.
We, the undersigned, share President Barack Obama’s view that “for too long, issues of LGBT rights have been exploited by those seeking to divide us. It’s time to move beyond polarization and live up to our founding promise of equality by treating all our citizens with dignity and respect.”
Yet, on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days. We, the undersigned, ask that the Court invalidate Prop 8 and recognize the marriage rights of these 18,000 couples — and all loving, committed couples in California — under our state’s constitution.
As Americans who believe in the rule of law and fundamental civil rights, we know that Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund’s shameful attempt to nullify these unions will not be vindicated in the eyes of history. We know that, ultimately, love will prevail, no matter how hard they try to fight it.