Maine voters have stripped away the right of same-sex couples to marry, as California voters did one year ago today.
But we didn’t stop advancing our rights then. And we won’t now. We always knew winning true equality and acceptance wouldn’t be easy.
The truth is, people’s lives should never be put up for a popular vote. Civil rights for minority groups should be decided by the sound reason of the legislature and the courts â not by the will and whims of the majority.
Enough is enough. elected officials cannot be allowed to remain on the sidelines any longer. And if they do, there must be consequences. and other
Urge President Obama to join EQCA and others by filing a brief in the federal court challenge to Prop 8, and ask the court to rule that it is unconstitutional to allow a majority to take away the rights of a minority.
The President has, at best, remained a silent player against marriage for same-sex couples.
The failure of President Obama and other elected leaders to actively support efforts to defeat ballot measures designed to take away our rights must end. Our community must stand together and stop endorsing and funding candidates who don’t support our equality 100%. We should only stand with those who do.
Sign our petition to President Obama and his administration. Urge him to join the federal legal challenge to Prop 8. Then, ask everyone you know to do the same.