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Please Don't Divorce Brian + Brian

by: Julia Rosen

Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 12:19:33 PM PST

(full disclosure: I proudly work for the Courage Campaign)

Last night the news came down that the Yes on 8 campaign and their new lead lawyer Ken Starr filed a brief seeking to forcibly divorce the over 18,000 couples who were able to get married between the court case and election day.  It was something they said repeatedly that they wouldn't do this.  Liars.

I called up Brian L. last night and asked if he and Brian D. could take a picture holding this sign.  We sent it out to several hundred thousand Courage Campaign members this morning asking them to do the same thing, or an adaptation: "Please don't divorce my mothers," "Please don't divorce my friends, Name and Name," or "Please don't divorce Californians."...

The pictures are pouring in and they are heartbreaking.  And we are going to get them up and public as soon as we can.

But first, there are 51 MILK + LOVE events happening in 39 communities in California.  Courage Campaign members picked a MILK screening and paired it with one of the "Light Up the Night" vigils organized by Join the Impact.  Ironically, the vigils are in honor of the couples who have their marriages in the courts hands.  The vigils were long planned, but they are taking on a much greater meaning in the wake of the court filing by the Yes on 8 campaign.

We are asking attendees to bring pieces of paper and markers to the events.  I am headed to the one at the Tower Theater here in Sacramento at 1:40.  There are 69 people who have RSVP'd!

Thank you Brian and Brian for taking the picture.  I am damn proud that we finally get a chance to start showing all of these couples and make them much more than a number.  It is just a start.  We have a lot more work to do.

Julia Rosen :: Please Don't Divorce Brian + Brian
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Isn't it great, though? (0.00 / 0)
The pleasant, affable mask of geniality worn by Prop 8 to fool Californians has been ripped off by this court filing.  How wonderful that the never-successful attorney, panty-sniffer Ken Starr, has been engaged to fight on their behalf!

Now Californians will learn how they were lied to throughout the campaign, and how all the outrage over the Mormon Home Invasion ad was because it is TRUE -- the h8ers want to take our marriages away.

did anyone believe the other side? (0.00 / 0)
it was impossible that the H8ers would work so hard to ban gay marriage and then say "but you 18,000 are OK."  If the state constitution means anything it would have to apply evenly.

Now I agree with Jerry Brown that it ought to be tossed out.  But I can't see how you could have gay marriage legal but only by a certain date.

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Aren't those some cute pugs, though (6.50 / 2)
I mean, other than the fact that Popeye, the one on my lap on the right, blends in with my jacket, they are the cutest pugs ever.  The pugs were there at the wedding too. :)

I think?

Some damn cute pugs (0.00 / 0)
You and Brian, too, of course.  Benevolent, really.

I don't feel nearly as civilized as you two look there.  These people are enraging.

I'm union staff, but not a spokesperson for my union - all posts represent my views solely.

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They (0.00 / 0)
are indeed some damn cute pugs!

I've been peeking at the photos coming in.  Several couples have done the same thing and include their dog and their tree in the background :)

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I promise you this Brian (0.00 / 0)
If they allow this to pass and you are divorced without your consent, I will file for divorce from my husband in protest.  It sickens me that so much time and energy has been spent to keep two consenting adults in love from legally have the same rights as I do.

I'm sorry, I hope it doesn't happen and I hope that the supreme court does the right thing.  I do know that this will not be the end of it and there is a lot more fighting to do.

OC Progressive
Progress, not perfection!

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But you're dead to Zaide (0.00 / 0)
A mixed marriage, eh?

Chanukiyyah and one of the those goyishe Christmas bushes. If Zaide saw such a thing, feh.

Sermon on the mount (0.00 / 0)
Since its nearly Christmas, I'm going to get all Jesus here.

Jesus had lots of peace and love in his doctrine.  There was not much hate.  There was nothing about gay marriage (of course), nothing about homosexuals, nothing about abortion.  All of that came from Jesus' followers, but not from Jesus himself.

However, Jesus did have one thing that really seemed to set him off.  He was opposed to divorce.  I think to him it was a woman's rights issue because older, richer men could just give their aging wives a "writing of divorcement" and off they went into poverty while the trophy wife came in.  Jesus had no patience for that.

So for the fundies to be ripping apart marriages--18,000 of them--is filled with irony.  Unless you come to realize that the fundies have nothing in common with and nothing remotely similar to Jesus.  

Don't Divorce Don and John either!! (8.00 / 1)
Julia, where do we send the pictures?  My husband John and I are going to a dinner party Monday night with several other recently married same-sex couples and we would LOVE to take some pics and send them in!  

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please dont divorce (all one word without spaces) at courage campaign dot org.

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave

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