I wonder if those Californians who voted in favor of Proposition 8 in November 2008 realized that they were jeopardizing the marriages of the state’s same-sex couples. There were warnings prior to the elections, but did they really consider that they would be responsible for the divorce–by government fiat–of 18,000 marriages?
After all, the intent of Proposition 8 was to completely ban same-sex marriage in California, and the continued existence of any pre-existing marriages would constitute a clear and present danger to the nature of marriage.
It was no surprise, therefore, when on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November 2008.
As part of their effort to help repeal Proposition 8, the Courage Campaign just released a video of loving, committed couples asking the state Supreme Court to “not divorce us.” It’s just about one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in a while.
Check it out here.
And here is the link to their action.