08 Feb

The fight goes on

Human Rights Campaign


A federal appeals court has declared Prop. 8

The two loving couples who were plaintiffs in this case deserve
our thanks.

Send them a note right

Dear The McGlynn,

My heart is pounding in my chest.

In a monumental decision today, the 9th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Their move upholds a lower court’s decision that anti-gay
bigotry was behind Prop. 8, the hateful law that denied gay and lesbian
Californians the freedom to marry.

This fight is about people like Kristin and Sandy and Jeff and
Paul – the two courageous plaintiff couples in this suit who have sacrificed so
much to help bring about this victory.

I can’t think of anything more fitting at this moment than to
show them our gratitude.

Will you take a moment to send Paul, Jeff, Kristin, and Sandy a quick thank-you note?
Thank them for their inspiration, and ask them to keep fighting for all of

Prop. 8 does nothing to strengthen or protect any marriage.
Instead, it singles out thousands of loving California families for different
treatment, simply because they are gay and lesbian couples. The Ninth Circuit
ruled on the right side of history by recognizing that our Constitution cannot
tolerate such egregious discrimination.

Here’s what the Court said in its decision: Prop. 8 “served
no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity
of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their
relationship and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex

The path ahead may still be long, but this case has helped
propel the fight for marriage equality forward. And as the struggle continues in
courtrooms and statehouses, we’ll all know the power behind it is driven by
devoted supporters like you.

Send a note to the plaintiff couples now. Tell them how much their courage means to

This monumental decision affirms what we all know to be true –
our Constitution exists to protect the basic civil rights of all
Americans – gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

The fight goes on, and I can’t thank you enough for being a
part of this extraordinary movement.

I’m sending my note now,

Joe Solmonese

Joe Solmonese

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HOORAY!!! But the cause still needs all of us who support equal rights in this country to continue to work for the civil rights of all of our brothers and sisters. Onward and upward!

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