Under the Hallmark Holiday assault by all things love and pink and chocolate, I've been pondering the power, the emotion, the commitment, that fuels this day and makes people get up and celebrate. I watched two films over the weekend that offered up examples of sacrificial love--love that couldn't be simplified by a trite phrase on a sappy greeting card. For me the jury is still out on this day we call Valentine's Day though I'm feeling more friendly toward it and all holidays this year. Then today I got this video in an email and I was reminded again of a kind of love so many people want to ignore. I think, in watching this, what becomes even more clear is how love is love is love. You can't label it and put it in a box marked wrong. It exists. And it is celebrated. And really in a world so full of hatred and pain, shouldn't we all be celebrating love wherever we can find it?
"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
On December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days.
The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.