HRC hand delivers petitions with 46,000 signatures to Ken Starr’s law firm
March 13, 2009
Today HRC hand-delivered the pages of an online petition signed by 46,000 people to the Washington, DC offices of Ken Starr's law firm. Starr, who referred to the struggle for marriage equality as “seizing and hijacking the marriage relationship in order to achieve apartheid-type values,” argued before the California Supreme Court to both uphold Prop 8 and nullify the 18,000 marriages performed when marriage equality was legal in the state. Here's the text of the petition that is currently featured on the EndTheLies.org homepage. It's short and to the point:
Your attempt to nullify the marriages of 18,000 loving couples in California is misguided and malicious. The rights of a minority should never be stripped by a simple majority vote, and the idea that divorcing parents could help the welfare of children is disgusting. History will condemn your actions.
Watch the short video of Anastasia Khoo, HRC's director of marketing, delivering the petitions:
Supporters of marriage equality can continue to sign the petition at EndtheLies.org, a new action-based website HRC launched on March 5 to confront the oft-used right wing lies and distortions used to defeat LGBT equality measures. Four new profiles were just added to the site today: Colorado State Senator Scott Renfroe, right-wing radio personality Rush Limbaugh, GOP Chairman Michael Steele and the Washington Values Alliance. The interactive wall at EndTheLies.org currently features the American Family Association (AFA), the elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern, and Utah State Senator Chris Buttars. Users can also nominate their own candidates for inclusion on the wall.