Friday, December 9, 2011

Why it matters: Ed Watson dies without equality

From the LA Times:
Derence Kernek and Ed Watson became prominent faces in the California gay community's campaign for the right to marry when they urged a federal appeals court earlier this year to halt the enforcement of Proposition 8 so they could wed before Watson succumbed to advancing illness. 
On the eve of a Thursday hearing on challenges to a 2010 ruling that the voter initiative banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Watson died at age 78 of complications from Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and hypertension. 
Gay rights activists lamented Watson's death as a reminder of the harm inflicted on same-sex couples throughout the state because they are denied the right to marry.
So, I'm sure NOM founders Brian Brown and Maggie Gallagher are happy over this. After all, Ed and Derence  have been devoted to each other for 40 years, but have been prevented from irrevocably damaging marriage, while Brian is off supporting marriage by supporting the campaign of serial adulterer Newt Gingrich.  Hypocrisy, much?

1 comment:

JCF said...

As Someone once said of the Brians and Maggies of the world, "they have their reward."

Meanwhile, my faith tells of the RICH reward Ed is/ever shall receive! 0:-)

Doesn't make it any easier for {{{Derence}}} though.

Lord, bring Your LGBT children JUSTICE!!!