Getting out the message about marriage equality in California
From the folks at Let California Ring, an ad created by the Equality California Institute.
It asks “What if you couldn't marry the person you love? Every day, gay and lesbian couples are prevented from marrying. Support the freedom to marry.” From SFGate:
The Ring campaign, which includes a string of “house parties” around the state to help “spark a million conversations” about the freedom to wed, is the latest volley in the divisive national fight over gay marriage.
In the next few days, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto a measure the state Legislature passed last month that would allow same-sex marriages in California. He vetoed a similar law two years ago, saying he was upholding “the will of the people,” referring to the landslide victory of Proposition 22, the 2000 ballot measure that says “only marriage between a man and woman is valid and recognized in California.”
Next year, the state Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of banning same-sex marriage in a case stemming from the invalidation of marriage licenses issued by the city of San Francisco in 2004 under the aegis of Mayor Gavin Newsom.
“This campaign is about changing the climate in California around this issue,” Seth Kilbourn, Equality California's political and policy director, said as he sat in his upper Market Street office.