Sign the petition – Grant same-sex couples equal rights
|September 8, 2007||Posted by jamie under Activism|
Please urge Governor Shwarzenegger to stop treating the gay and lesbian taxpayers in California like second-class citizens who have to hire lawyers and jump through many more hoops for somewhat similar rights to everybody else. State laws should not be applicable in a different manner based on whom we as individuals love.
Equality California urges you to put your signature on the 2007 Marriage Petition.
Why? Because California lawmakers have once again made history by passing AB 43, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. For the second time, the Legislature has passed a bill, authored by Assemblymember Mark Leno and sponsored by EQCA, granting same-sex couples the choice to marry.
In 2005, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the marriage bill, and now we have a second chance to urge him to support fairness and equality for all Californians. We have a second chance to let the governor know that we aren’t going anywhere – and that our numbers are growing.
Help us send 10,000 signatures to the governor. Sign the petition now. Then ask 10 of your friends, family members and colleagues to do the same thing. This is the kind of message that only works when each of us takes a moment to sign the petition, and then asks as many friends as possible to sign it too.
A couple thousand signatures aren’t enough. The governor’s office just won’t pay attention. That’s why we need an all-out push, and we need it today.
It only takes a moment to make a difference. Sign your name and join us as we send the governor our united message – loud and clear – that all Californians should be able to marry the person they love.
The links didn’t work originally (thanks for notice, SF_Berry!), but they should work now. Thank you! – jw