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  1. jeffry says

    This is part of what it takes. We need to hit it from all angles. We need to come to terms with the facts that we probably won’t have that Roe v. Wade kind of moment.

  2. Randy says

    They made a good stand, but I think it would have been more effective to force the police to cut them apart and carry them away. If you are somebody, if you demand full equality, and you’re being treated like a lesser nobody, It undermines the message to participate in your own arrest. This couple was arrested solely in the attempt to exercise their constitutional right to marry, and protesting the violation of that right. Their arrest is wrong.

    Those officers have to know that there’s going to be a movie of this one day, and their kids and nieces and nephews will be watching them arrest these people simply asking for their love to be recognized and protected like everyone else’s. Shame on these officers. They did NOT have to do that. The moral alternative is to ask to be reassigned, or just quit. It’s what adults do when they’re asked to violate other people’s rights.

  3. says

    Ditto! This is a perfect action. It was amazing to see the dumb straight woman bitching and saying, “call your city council person!”—yeah, that’s really the right place to take it.

  4. What happens to a dream deferred? says

    Sweet. Where can I send a check to contribute to their legal defense fund?

  5. Justice Today says

    Now, tomorrow, they need to have ten same-sex couples show up and lock themselves together with such locks, and the keys need to be given to a person who then departs.

    “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail

    “One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

    Id.