Proposition 8: It’s About Justice and Civil Rights

Robin Tyler and her wife, Diane Olson, were among the original plaintiffs in the lawsuit that eventually gave same-sex couples the right to marry in California – and was then overturned by the state referendum known as Proposition 8.

The legality of the proposition has been challenged and will be heard by California’s State Supreme Court on Thursday.

In an opinion piece in the SF Chronicle’s SFGate website, Tyler talks about the difference between emotion and reality. She says she and her wife will never say “Don’t Divorce Us” because this isn’t about them, or about unmarrying couples. It’s about not allowing 50 percent of a state’s population to discriminate against a minority group.

Read her piece here.

You can read more of Robin Tyler’s opinion writing for the Huffington Post here.


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