Friday, June 13, 2008

LGBT Activist Groups Warn Couples Not to Sue Non-Marriage Eq States

"Four LGBT legal groups and five LGBT advocacy groups released a statement Tuesday directed to out-of-state couples planning to travel to California to marry: Celebrate your California marriage with family and friends, but don't go back to your home state and file a lawsuit demanding that your state recognize your union.

The advisory, titled "Make Change, Not Lawsuits," addresses eight questions gays and lesbians may have regarding marriage and outlines a strategy to expand same-sex marriages throughout the nation.

"Pushing the federal government before we have a critical mass of states recognizing same-sex relationships or suing in states where the courts aren't ready is likely to get us bad rulings. Bad rulings will make it much more difficult for us to win marriage and will certainly make it take much longer," the statement read."

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Miss Vicki said...

'Make Change Not Lawsuits' I understand their meaning behind it --

Queers United said...

I understand their logic but I disagree actually. I posted it because it was relevant as far as queer activism but I personally feel couples should sue. States already banned marriage so what have we got to lose? We can try to topple those decisions.

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