Valancourt Books, once again justifying why they’re one of my favorite small publishers, issued a press release in support of gay marriage following the California Supreme Court’s disappointing ruling upholding Prop. 8:
To that end, from now until the end 0f 2009, 50% of all our profits from our gay-themed titles will be donated to Lambda Legal, a not-for-profit legal advocacy group devoted to protecting the rights of gays and lesbians. Despite the setback in California, Lambda Legal has had remarkable success in safeguarding the rights of gay people, including, most recently, the unanimous decision in Varnum v. Brien, giving same-sex couples the right to marry in Iowa.
Here’s an opportunity to support an excellent publisher and a great civil liberties cause at the same time! The list of eligible books are included in the full press release linked to above.
And congrats in advance to James for his upcoming wedding!