This was in my comments, but deserves to be posted on its own…
Here’s what I sent Sen. John Cornyn (R Texas)
Dear Senator Cornyn,
In the 60’s, many legislators drew the line when it came to supporting interracial marriages.
In retrospect, they look outrageously biased and discriminatory for their close-minded views.
Today, the same-sex marriage issue is attracting the same type of legislators, who feel it’s perfectly all right to strenuously oppose something which they may personally find unappealing.
The argument, “What’s next, marrying animals or children?” is insulting. Homosexuality is not a perversion or illness from which the public should be legally protected. It’s ridiculous jump to such vile conclusions.
Same sex couples pay identical taxes as other adults. The same rights and privileges should be guaranteed them, nothing more, nothing less.
As a lesbian, I never even thought about same sex marriage before it became a hot button political topic.
I fully believe this issue has been brought to the fore by the Bush team and Karl Rove, who are using it as a wedge to deflect voter attention from the lies about Iraq, the huge budget deficit, rampant unemployment, tax cuts to the rich and the otherwise horrible job Bush has done as President.
I resent being used as a hand grenade by team Bush to lure the dormant right to the polls. I resent that U.S. Constitutional amendments are being used as political door prizes for furthering the president’s political aspirations and outrageous fundraising efforts.
As a taxpayer, I expect legitimate, equal representation.
You have gay and lesbian constituents who are watching. Please don’t fan the flames of the hatred Karl Rove is banking on.
You don’t have to lead the pro-marriage parade, just stop pandering in speeches to the hatemongers who’d rather see us dead than married.
Just remember, sir, most gays and lesbians have a God who guides us, but it’s neither you, Karl Rove, nor George W. Bush.
The GOP stands for less governmental interference. Kindly start to practice what your party preaches.