An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian
November 2, 2011 by Carolyn Simon, Deputy Director of Digital Media
No doubt you’ve already heard – the 72-day marriage between TV personality Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries is over. Of course, the news of any failed relationship is saddening.
Real L Word stars Jill Goldstein and Nikki Weiss-Goldstein expressed their outrage in an open letter to Kardashian: “…we can’t help but wonder if your ‘sacred union’ was indeed a ploy to boost the ratings of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, while earning millions of dollars from the media in the process.”
They also asked Kardashian to support HRC’s fight for marriage equality. Read the excerpt below:
“Did you know that gays are denied more than 1,000 federal protections as a result of not being allowed to legally marry? Are you able to understand how devastating it is to love someone dearly, want to spend your life with them through a legally recognized and respected union, only to be denied that civil right because people in position of political power don’t think it’s ‘right’?
“We were unlawfully wed in the State of California on October 9, 2010, where amongst dear family and friends, we vowed to love, honor, cherish, and respect one another. It was truly the most magical day of our lives. Yet despite how meaningful and genuine our commitment to one another was, that 'I Do' was not enough to protect our relationship. We had to take countless measures to ensure that our honorable bond was guarded, in areas of healthcare, parenting, benefits, and taxes—just to name a few. We wonder if you appreciated just how many rights your marriage with Kris was afforded when you collected all those profits.
“… We leave you with this idea: Why not take a portion of the millions of dollars you earned on your wedding and donate it to the Human Rights Campaign to help fight for marriage equality? It would speak very loudly.”
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