...................Words and thoughts that are mine
Thursday, April 06, 2006
This is a family ....
This is politics.... In 2004, Human Rights Campaign led the fight against the Federal Marriage Amendment. Millions of fair-minded Americans like you spoke out in defense of equality, and the discriminatory amendment was defeated. But now it's back again - under the misleading title "Marriage Protection Amendment" - and we need your help to stop it. Prompted by anti-gay Senator Rick Santorum, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced his intention to force a vote on the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment during the week of June 5. In the next month, the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to vote on the amendment, which would ban marriage for same-sex couples, and threaten domestic partnerships and civil unions for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Americans. Click here to tell your Senators to reject the Marriage Protection Amendment today. Throughout our history, the Constitution has been amended to defend and expand the rights of the American people. Now, some Senators want to turn their backs on the proud history of increasing liberty and equality by amending the Constitution to target a single group of Americans for discrimination. You and I must act now - and every time the rights and freedoms of any American are threatened. Although countless Americans oppose their cynical efforts to write discrimination into the Constitution, the right-wing extremists in Congress continue to pursue their hateful agenda, hoping that a vote on the Constitutional amendment will once again increase voter turnout among their political base. Contact your Senators today and tell them to keep discrimination out of the Constitution. Their continuing efforts mean that every fair-minded American must be willing to stand up for equality again and again to let lawmakers know that the Constitution should not be used as a political weapon. This is just the beginning of this fight. From now until June 5th we'll be pulling out all the stops, calling on every single member and supporter, and using every resource available to us to put a stop, once again, to this amendment. Together, with your continued efforts on behalf of equality and fairness, I know we can win. Please, click here to contact your Senators today.
"One of the most stringent conditions all angels must meet, other than double-advanced harp playing and skydiving abilities (not necessarily at the same time), is that they must not allow themselves to feel hurt or rejected by the choices made by others, no matter how much they've done for them nor how great their love.