Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Certificate of Inequality

In a story in the SF Chronicle, a public protest against marriage inequality by same sex couples happens every year on Valentine's Day where same sex couples show up at marriage license counters to ask for a marriage certificate.
In Yolo County, clerk Freddie Oakley will give the couples a "Certificate of Inequality."

"I issue this Certificate of Inequality to you," the document reads, in part, "Because your choice of marriage partner displeases some people whose displeasure is, apparently, more important than principles of equality."

"This is my fifth year as county clerk and the fifth year in which I will be refusing marriage licenses to people of the same gender," Oakley said. "It gets harder every year."

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