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Thursday, May 15, 2008

gay marriage fight begins now

James and I tie the knot at City Hall, Feb. 13, 2004 (photo credit: Reuters)

James and I are celebrating today's decision by the California Supreme Court establishing a constitutional right for couples to marry regardless of sex.

And now this, from the AP:
The challenge for gay rights advocates, however, is not over.

A coalition of religious and social conservative groups is attempting to put a measure on the November ballot that would enshrine laws banning gay marriage in the state constitution.

The Secretary of State is expected to rule by the end of June whether the sponsors gathered enough signatures to qualify the marriage amendment, similar to ones enacted in 26 other states.

If voters pass the measure in November, it would overrule the court decision.

Folks, well into my third year of unemployment, I'm in a much better position to receive money than to give it. But the prospect of California's voters overturning this decision is sufficiently hideous that I've committed $20 per month through November to Equality California, which has led the charge in support of equal marriage rights in the state.

Please give generously.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks Paul. My partner and I are planning on getting our California marriage license before November just in case. I'm hopeful that we can fight that discriminatory constitutional amendment which will probably end up on the ballot.