Shower Curtain Chronicles: Gay Couples Prepare to Sue State

Shower Curtain Chronicles

Latex painted shower curtains make great, cheap, waterproof banners to display at demonstrations, over freeways or anyplace you want to take it to the anti-gay, anti-Constitution fascists. This blog will feature banners I've made over the years, commentary on the outrages du jour, general observations and accounts of the latest actions by our blog troop as we wield the bathroom accessory cum political billboard.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Gay Couples Prepare to Sue State

Three Minnesota couples, including Duane and myself, are preparing to sue the state of Minnesota for denying us our constitutional right to civil marriage. The Minneapolis law firm of Mansfield, Tanick and Cohen has been approached to bring the case against the state. Because the legal fees associated with this case are expected to be thirty to forty thousand dollars, litigants are seeking thirty to forty lesbian and gay couples to join in the suit, which is expected to be filed later this summer.

If you and your same-sex spouse would like to be a part of this historic battle for civil marriage rights in Minnesota, or know of any couples who are sick of being treated like second class citizens and having NOTHING done about it, please call 763-219-1206. Email: Thank you.



  • At 6:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen, too, and I think litigation is a crucial tool in this struggle. But it's got to be the right case in the right state. The cases in Washington and New York set the movement back. Please consider the arguments circulated by the lawyers in the California marriage case, urging couples not to sue.

  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger Doug said…

    The cases in New York and Washington did not "set the movement back." Same-sex couples in those states now have rights while Minnesotans have nothing. Court cases, even though they may not be totally successful, help set the stage for rights expansion. If we refuse to try unless we're guaranteed absolute success, nothing will ever change. I'm thankful that the couples in New York, Washington and Maryland had the courage to go forward, as well as those in Massachusetts and California.

    Don't believe everything you're told by professionalized "activists." You don't know what their motivations may be.

  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger Deenna said…

    I was just thinking about this yesterday, how I would like to take a pro active stand for gay marriage in my state of Florida. It was on the ballot this past November. It is a so sad everyone does not have the same rights. Now is the time to make this happen! I am praying for it and I am going to contribute to doing something about it.


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