Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The lengths they'll go to

just to deny equal marriage rights:
"Kern County Clerk Ann Barnett has announced that her office will stop performing all weddings a few days before June 17, the date that same-sex couples can legally apply for marriage licenses." [...]

"Officials cited financial reasons for the decision. But internal memos between a high-ranking official in Barnett's office and a conservative Christian legal defense fund, published in the Bakersfield Californian this week, indicate that Barnett may have acted on principle rather than for financial reasons."
Pathetic. They made this decision after being advised that they could not legally pick and choose which couples they'd marry. This conservative Christian "Alliance Legal Defense Fund" is supported by Focus on the Family -- say no more.