Friday, February 13, 2009
Regina Spektor supports Courage Campaign
Dear MoveOn member,
Opponents of gay marriage in California weren't content with passing Proposition 8 and taking away the right of loving couples to marry.
Led by Ken Starr — yup, that Ken Starr — they're now urging the state Supreme Court to both validate Prop 8 and forcibly divorce 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who were married before the ballot measure passed. The Court's ruling will determine whether right-wingers can legally use ballot initiatives to strip vulnerable minorities of their constitutional rights.
Progressives are responding with one of the most incredible actions we've ever seen.
The Courage Campaign — a MoveOn-style progressive group that works on California issues — asked married couples, their friends and their families to mail in pictures with a simple message for Starr and his right-wing allies: "Don't divorce..." With the help of musician Regina Spektor, they've turned the photos into a music video that will break your heart.
"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
More info here, including a letter to the California Supreme Court that you can sign, asking it to strike down Prop 8, reject Ken Starr's case, and let all loving, committed couples marry.
The fight for equal rights in California won't be easy — and the Courage Campaign will need all of our voices to help make it happen.
Thanks for all you do.
–Nita, Ilyse, Laura, Patrick S. and the rest of the team