It would have been nice to see moving video compositions like this one put together when Proposition 8 was actually on the ballot. As much as I support gay marriage and gay equality I find myself a little bit conflicted as to how much I support the repeal of a ballot measure. Part of living in a Democracy is abiding by the decisions of elections. The pro-gay marriage activists had their chance at stirring up mass support against the passage of Prop 8 and the reality is that they didn’t and the proposition won with close to 60% of the vote. However, now that Kenneth Star is involved in trying to annul the marriages that took place before the passage of the proposition the activists are out in force and doing far more to publicly appeal for support than I saw happening before the election. Anyway, here’s the video:
Also, from the campaign’s website is this letter that they are trying to submit in opposition to Star’s efforts:
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.