State of Marriage Equality; our continued struggle!

Dear friends,

Our community has suffered crushing defeats in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, and Florida (click here to see what was at stake) at the hands of opponents who waged a campaign based on lies, deception and fear fueled by a deep and mistaken conviction that we, and our families, are inferior to theirs. It hurts deeply. It is cruel that our right to equal protection can be put to a vote.

In our continued struggle, we have kept to the high road. We have no need to examine our conscience; we can and must hold our heads high.

As we go on with our lives, we must not allow ourselves to become like our opponents. We must always treat those around us with the same respect and dignity that we deserve and demand for ourselves and for our families.

Whether or not Proposition 8 in California was legal will continue to be a subject of great legal debate. Marriage Equality USA, Kentucky Equality Federation and Marriage Equality Kentucky’s closest ally continues to monitor the legal situation; more than four (4) lawsuits will be filed in the coming days.

When Congress passed the U.S. Patriot Act, the State of California condemned it, and continues to prohibit any state agency or subdivision of the state (cities and counties) from enforcing it. California law protects the freedom of speech, expression, personal privacy, and human rights more than any other U.S. state, commonwealth, or territory; even more so than the U.S. Constitution. By passing Proposition 8, California’s Constitution is now in conflict with itself.

More than ever, we need your continued support! We will continue to have dedication and perseverance until equality for all is established.


Jordan Palmer (President), Dean Byrd (Administrative Coordinator), Michael Hollingsworth (Treasurer, and Board), Casey Kurtis (Board), N. C. Couch (Board), Kimball Roy (Board), Paul Johnson (Board), Trevor Ashley, Nick Herweck, and Brandi Walker.