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Ken Starr Files to Nullify Gay Marriages

Posted in civil rights, just sayin', politics with tags , , , on February 5, 2009 by mightyfag

Ken Starr – that’s right, the prosecutor for Bill Clinton’s impeachment – is heading up a legal filing to have the gay marriages performed LEGALLY in the state of California prior to the passage of Proposition 8, invalidated and divorced. So not only is this insipid man heading up the legal defense in support of Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, he is now trying to nullify that which was LEGALLY performed. Talk about adding insult to injury.

The Courage Campaign – an organizing group for progressives – is leading a political action to contact the Supreme Court of California called “please don’t divorce us” that puts a real face on the issue of gay marriage.

“Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

It has become perfectly clear that the case against gay marriage in California isn’t about protecting the fundamental instution of marriage, or any of the lies that the pro prop-8 campaigns spread. The fight against gay marriage in my opinion, is a clear case to marginalize gay and lesbian citizens, obliterate any chances that they can enjoy the same rights and protections as straight citizens, and to legally categorize them as second-class citizens. Personal judgments, discrimination and religiously-supported bigotry are the motivating factors behind this and we need to organize and solidify our counter-attack. We need to speak to minorities and those who have a cultural bias against gays and lesbians and help them to understand that this is an issue of fundamental rights, and not about sex or morals. Those of us who are gay and lesbian need to come out to our friends, coworkers and family and put a face on this issue – so they will see that their voting behaviors directly affect people all around them. And finally, we need to make a concerted effort to take political power away from these mega-churches and remove their ability to meddle in politics and still maintain their tax-exept statuses.

The gloves are off, and I’m swinging back!

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