The Courage Campaign has launched an amazing and heartbreaking new community photo project called Please Don't Divorce to put faces to the 18,000 married same-sex couples facing the possibility of being forcibly divorced in California.
Kenneth Starr, the right-wing prosecutor whose investigation led to Bill Clinton's impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky scandal, has filed a legal brief on behalf of Yes on 8 to nullify marriages performed between May and November 2008.
If you were married in California, you can
submit your own photo, as an individual, a couple or in a group (perhaps with your family over the holidays). Take a picture holding a piece of paper that says "Please don't divorce us," "Please don't divorce my moms,""Please don't divorce my friends, Dawn and Audrey," "Please don't divorce Californians" or whatever you want after "Please don't divorce..." and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by openly gay executive director Rick Jacobs, Courage Campaign is kind of a MoveOn focused on bringing progressive change to California.
Courage Campaign is taking a leading role in helping to undo the damage wrought by the passage of Prop 8. They are building grassroots support to repeal Prop 8 and are working to gather 1 million signatures of people who support marriage equality. To date, more than 310,000 people have signed the pledge to repeal Prop 8.
Sign the Courage Campaign's pledge to build the marriage movement.