| (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.