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May 26, 2009

Show your support for gay marriage with a free sticker!

I just ordered my  “I support gay marriage” sticker! CREDO Action is giving away awesome free stickers to help you show your support for gay marriage (even the shipping is free). Get yours at http://act.credoaction.com/stickers/. Hurry before they run out!

You can get one sticker for free. Buy 5 or 50 stickers from CREDO and they’ll donate the profits to fight for marriage equality. For $5 they’ll send you 5 stickers; for $25 they’ll send 50 stickers. Stickers are 4.5″ x 6″ (about the size of a postcard) and may take 3-7 weeks to arrive.

It’s easy. GO HERE:  “I support gay marriage” stickerGet yours at http://act.credoaction.com/stickers/.

The hard part will be changing the Constitution to support marriage for all. We can do it, and we will. Keep reading for more details on how and why.

According to CREDO,

After a lot of years of devastating setbacks in the fight for marriage equality, it seems like we’re finally moving in the right direction. With marriage legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and Maine, and the fights going strong in New Hampshire, New York and California, this movement is gaining more momentum every day.

“Code Poet” Robert Peake writes in a recent blog post, “What Marriage Means to Me.” It begins:

The best man at my wedding was, and is, gay. We met several years before I met my wife. We were both fresh out of college, finding our way in relationships.

No matter your position on the topic, go read his words, and please consider them.

Poet Paul Squires emailed me to commet, “No idea why anyone would want to get married but all should be allowed who wants to. Here is the a number one poem on the subject written by Bryan Borland, it is a fantastic poem and says everything that could and should be said at this point on the subject” and offered this link:
http://poeticgrin.com/2009/05/26/wallow/

The ruling upheld a voter-approved ban on gay marriage, but allowed existing marriages to stand.

Why is this critical? Need more convincing? Watch this moving video:

Dear Courage Campaign supporter—

Moments ago, the California Supreme Court announced its deeply disappointing decision to uphold Proposition 8.

While we are pleased that the court recognized the legal marriages of the 18,000 same-sex couples married in 2008, we are saddened by the Prop 8 decision.

But we don’t have time to mourn the failure of the state court to restore marriage equality to California.

It’s time to go on offense. To be fearless in our fight for equality by building a grassroots army 1 million strong. Starting right now:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51450&id=16218-6732763-KooYKnx&t=4

In response to the court’s decision, the Courage Campaign will hit the California airwaves in the next 72 hours with a 60-second TV ad version of “Fidelity”—the heartbreaking online video viewed by more than 1.2 million people, making it the most-watched video ever in the history of California politics.

We are launching this provocative new TV ad in the spirit of Harvey Milk’s call to “come out, come out wherever you are” and proudly tell the stories of the people most affected by the passage of Prop 8—in moving images set to the beat of Regina Spektor’s beautiful song.

More than 700,000 Courage Campaign members are ready to restore marriage equality to California. Will you help us get to “1 Million for Marriage Equality”? Watch our powerful new 60-second “Fidelity” TV ad and sign the pledge ASAP:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51450&id=16218-6732763-KooYKnx&t=6

What will it take to repeal Prop 8? You, and your friends.

If “Fidelity” moves you, please take a moment to tell your friends about it right now by forwarding this message.

Be fearless. We can’t win without you.

–Rick Jacobs
Chair, Courage Campaign

P.S. Need to know now where the “Day of Decision” rally is tonight in your town? Our brilliant friends at CREDO Mobile have teamed up again with the Courage Campaign and Join the Impact to make it super-easy to get the info you need ASAP. Just text “RALLY” and your zip code (example: RALLY 94131) to 27336 and you will immediately receive a text message with the event closest to your neighborhood!

And from Answer, I re’d this email with details about LA area rallies:

Today, the California Supreme Court upheld the bigoted Prop 8, denying same-sex couples the same rights granted to heterosexual couples. The decision is an outrage, plain and simple. No tiny, elite body of wealthy men and women should be able to decide the rights of millions of LGBT people, who suffer systematic discrimination. Let’s be clear, with Prop. 8, the “people” have not spoken. The rich, right-wing religious institutions and other homophobes have tried to push an entire community back into the closet. Now, the California Supreme Court has joined them. As the politicians and courts capitulate to reaction and sell out the LGBT community, what’s needed is an independent, unified civil rights movement.

Despite these temporary setbacks, we can fight back and win! The wave of same-sex marriage victories the country shows that the clock will not be turned back on this struggle. We will soon be victorious in California and everywhere. But we can’t do it alone. We need to stand together with all working people–gay and straight; women and men; Black, Latino, Asian, Arab, Native, white and everyone–because the struggle must grow as big and united as possible.

Prop 8 will only be overturned through mass opposition in the streets. The demonstrations today are a step in that direction, but we can’t stop here or wait for another referendum. We must stay in the streets if we are going to win. An injury to the LGBT community is an injury to all!

(1) East Los Angeles Rally: Tues, 12noon – 3pm
East Los Angeles Marriage License Office
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022
Event organized by the Latino Equality Alliance, including ANSWER Coalition.
Click here for map and directions

(2) Los Angeles Rally & March: Tues, 7pm
7pm: Gather at Santa Monica Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
9pm: Or join the march around 9pm at Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave.
Event organized by a coalition of organizations, including ANSWER Coalition.
Click here for map and directions

(3) Long Beach March & Rally: Tues, 7pm
Gather at Alamitos and Broadway, Long Beach
March to Bixby Park Band Shelter (1st/Cherry)
Event organized by Long Beach Equality. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition.
Click here for map and directions

Click Here to Volunteer to Overturn Prop. 8

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2009 3:33 am

    Thanks for bringing this all together, Gwendolyn.

  2. poeticgrin permalink
    May 27, 2009 8:41 pm

    Thanks for including my poem here… look at Mr. Squires, making me blush with his comment!

    Great post with great information. Much appreciated.

  3. May 28, 2009 9:07 pm

    Making Bryan blush is such fun. And keep up the great work, Gwendolyn! Bloggoland would be a far less sane and rational and pleasant and well-informed place without you. You Rock!

  4. May 29, 2009 12:35 am

    Gwen,

    I also thank you in my name as well as in the name of my friends…

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