“Today, I call upon the Congress to promptly pass and to send to the states for ratification an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union of a man and woman as husband and wife.”
President George W. Bush
February 24, 2004
The constitution was not meant to define relationships. This must be stopped. Please, urge your congress person to oppose the amendment. If you can, join the Human Rights Campaign.
Oh, and go tip the scales on a couple of online polls:
USA Today – where 70% are in favor of amending the constitution.
Msn.com – where 53% do not support the legalization of same-sex marriage
Did all of what you suggested… I also forwarded the links on to my friends and family.
Way to go! Now we just need another few million to do the same thing.
It’s scary to know there are so many bigots out there.
I was just telling my wife the other day that I need something new to write my congresspeople about… now I have a reason.
I wish I didn’t have THIS reason, though. This whole Constitutional Amendment thing is really just plain stoopid.
Ugh. We have a standing joke in Texas about writing to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Her canned replies are legendary. She doesn’t even pretend to respond to specific issues.
She doesn’t have to care, she’s a Texas Republican.
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.
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