Every day this week I have been posting about the fundraiser for the legal fund for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse who are challenging Michigan’s discriminatory marriage ban. Today is the last day.
Over half of the residents in our state oppose this law and, equally as important, it is a case that’s likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court where it may very well decide the fate of same-sex marriage bans across the country once and for all. It’s important that the case is done well at the state level so that it lays a solid foundation for consideration by higher courts.
Since the beginning of the week, the fund has raised about $1,500. While this is good, it’s at least an order of magnitude less than I had hoped we could raise, given the importance of this case to the whole country. The attorneys that are working on the case have not earned anything from their work on it and as much as $750,000 is needed to do the case right, including paying expert witnesses who are critical to its success.
I hope you’ll join me in making a donation at MichiganMarriageChallenge.com today or by clicking the widget at the bottom of this post.
You can read my interview with Jayne and April HERE.
[Marriage equality graphic courtesy of Equality Michigan]