LGBT Organizations Urge Couples Marrying in California to "Make Change, Not Lawsuits"

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Four LGBT legal organizations and five other leading national LGBT groups have issued a statement entitled “Make Change, Not Lawsuits.” The statement explains that while couples who go to California to marry should ask friends, neighbors and institutions to honor their marriages, they generally shouldn’t sue. The statement says that ill-timed lawsuits are likely to set the fight for marriage back, and that there are other ways to fight which are more likely to win.

“Make Change, Not Lawsuits” is available on the ACLU website at

Fiona Rosge's picture

its rediculous

See thats smart, people think that sueing others is the cure for everything and some take it way to overboard. Honestly I think for the current state of what Ive heard that its causing a lot more problems then its worth not to mention wasting money we cant afford.
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Leisa's picture

I read a little blurb about this somewhere else too

and that article sounded a bit insulting. Having read the actual document I do still feel a little insulted but also kind of agree.

Splash's picture


I can see their point, I think... a bit too hard-line on the ”do not sue“ message though. It can't always be the wrong thing to do!

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If you file with the right case at the right time, you increase your odds of winning. They know where the law is weak and how to get the best chance of winning.

Every bad lawsuit adds to legal precedent against gay marriage. If ACLU and such agree this is best, I agree.


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