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There, uh, must be something in my eye…

February 6th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Ok, no, I actually got teary watching this too. Pass it around.

“Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

Ok, Ok, when I say “got teary” I mean “bawled like John Turturro in Miller’s Crossing.” Seriously, this is some incredibly powerful stuff.  If they’d had this running during the campaign, I think there’s a good chance they’d have beaten back Prop 8.

Tags: Law · Sexual Politics



11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sidereal // Feb 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Look into your heart!

    I suspect Sullivan will have an impassioned take on this, given his belief that the anti-Prop 8 campaign failed primarily because it tried to avoid talking about gay people. This video very effectively and sympathetically (this is a staid way of saying that I cried like a baby) features actual gay people.

  • 2 Glen // Feb 6, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Sadly, the very images that make us more convinced of the rightness of gay marriage will make the bigots even more convinced of its wrongness. Images we see as loving, they see as revolting. Their moral sense is broken.

  • 3 Kevin B. O'Reilly // Feb 7, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    You’re not crying. Your eyes are just a little sweaty today.

  • 4 Joe R. // Feb 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Hate to say it, but I think Glen is right. Or they’ll find some excuse that the family lives of all those people are irrelevant. “We’re doing it for the children!”

  • 5 Matthew Tievsky // Feb 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I disagree, Glenn. As they’ll tell you themselves, a lot of gay marriage opponents don’t hate gays. They just find gay marriage too “intrusive.” But they might change their minds if they see the human costs they’re inflicting.

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  • 7 dirka dirka // Feb 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    uhh the world is ending.. so like.. can you blog about that or something?

  • 8 Kirsten // Feb 11, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Out of curiosity, why are you advertising “free” government grant money on your website?

  • 9 Julian Sanchez // Feb 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Google picks the ads; all sorts of silly stuff runs. Though really, it’s not like they’re earning terribly much money; I’m thinking of just scrapping ’em.

  • 10 Stop Making Martyrs // Apr 24, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    […] Contrast what everyone seems to have thought was an incredibly powerful bit of messaging, the Don’t Divorce Us video. Instead of focusing on how stupid or cruel opponents of gay marriage are, it highlighted the […]

  • 11 ゴヤール // Jan 20, 2012 at 2:29 am

    of curiosity, why are you advertising “free” government grant money on your webs