Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Marriage Equality Update from California

[I just posted this over at Walking With Integrity and decided to add it here, too.]


Greetings from California ... where this week the Supreme Court will hear arguments to reject Proposition 8 as unconstitutional and return marriage equality to Californians.

Tomorrow, March 4, many of us will join Bishop Jon Bruno, who will be part of the Lambda Legal/Equality California press conference at the Los Angeles Cathedral Center at 10:00 a.m. And beginning at 5:00 p.m. supporters of marriage equality will rally in downtown Los Angeles.

Thursday morning, March 5, the arguments before the Supreme Court will be televised and streamed online ... details here. (If you need a refresher course on how-we-got-to-here and where-we-might-be-going-next, I commend the commentary from Sunday's LA Times: "Gay Marriage On Trial")

Finally, here's the most recent ad for equality making the rounds ... making the point in 33 seconds. View ... forward ... and pray for justice to roll down like water here in California that liberty and justice for all might become a little closer to being not just a pledge but a reality.


7 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Amen!

Lorian said...

That is wonderful. I wish that had been made 6 months ago.

Nana's Quilts said...

I note that you have few if any folks who comment - why is that? As one of those 'bleeding heart liberal' UCC-ers, I don't have quite the same heart rending issues that you do, but we all rise and fall on YOUR work - so to you, "You go girl! Give 'em your best shot."
With warmest prayers and wishes,
Marne Parry

IT said...

Prop8 for the first time removes th erights of a minority. That is really quite a remarkable concept. Rather than post at length on my thoughts here, I will if I may direct you to those thoughts expressed elsewhere.

If we subjected other court decisions to this policy, we would still have a segregated country. Some thoughts on the anti-miscegenation laws and their relevance here.

Additionally, the USA considers protection of the minority from the tyranny of the majority a foundational issue of our constitutional democracy, so much so that it occurs at length in a State Department booklet defining democracy for the world. My thoughts here.

I hope it's okay to post these links.

john said...

Well, now that the train wreck is over, how do we go about clearing away the debris and moving forward?

That's a serious question!

Grandpa said...

This native Californian is praying that Proposition 8 will be upheld and that marriage will rightfully remain a union between one man and one woman.

MarkBrunson said...

This native Californian is praying that Proposition 8 will be upheld and that marriage will rightfully remain a union between one man and one woman.

What a needless, callous, stupidly cruel statement to make here.

I'm praying your grandchildren aren't allowed to learn much time with you!