In response to the California Supreme Court decision allowing Prop 8 to stand, four LGBT legal organizations and five other leading national LGBT groups are reminding the LGBT community that ill-timed lawsuits could set the fight for marriage back. The groups released a new publication, “Why the ballot box and not the courts should be the next step on marriage in California.” This publication discourages people from bringing premature lawsuits based on the federal Constitution because, without more groundwork, the U.S. Supreme Court likely is not yet ready to rule that same-sex couples cannot be barred from marriage. The groups also revised “Make Change, Not Lawsuits,” which was released after the California Supreme Court decision ending the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in California. This publication encourages couples who have legally married to ask friends, neighbors and institutions to honor their marriages, but discourages people from bringing lawsuits.More info on the suit here. The complaint can be read here (pdf).
Its all about the money and fame,, if these two guys win this lawsuit then they get the glory, not the gay organizations or groups..
this person thinks so as well from Pams houseblend..
*[new] Our orgs just want more money (4.00 / 2)
Let's be brutally honest here: setbacks in the LGBT equality movement are marvelous fundraising tools, particularly when we are subject to mob rule at the ballot box. We get f*cked over a few more times after sinking many millions into more ballot measures, and the only people to benefit directly will be the top management of the orgs behind them and the vendors they choose to print signs and run mailings. They'll write more limp-wristed letters about "disappointment"--no, Neil, we're OUTRAGED by the CA SC opinion!--and use up more media time; and nothing will change for another 50 to 60 years. On the other hand, taking the challenge to the federal courts has been more successful in pursuing matters of equality over and over.
by: greatwhitebear @ Thu May 28, 2009 at 08:05:57 AM EDT