In less than 48 hours, Congress will vote on an amendment to the
U.S. Constitution that would permanently deny marriage equality to
same-sex couples. This is unprecedented -- never before has our
Constitution been amended to take away anyone's rights. We've got to
Please sign on to our emergency petition to Congress to stop this
divisive amendment at: http://www.moveon.org/unitednotdivided/
Then please ask your friends and family to sign, by forwarding them
this email. We'll deliver our comments tomorrow, before the vote, so
we need as many people as possible to sign on today.
President Bush campaigned on a promise to unite us, not divide us.
Yet today, as people are questioning Bush's handling of everything
from the war in Iraq to the economy, Bush and his friends are trying
to distract voters from the real issues by turning to the politics
of division and hate.
If America stands for anything, it stands for equal rights and
opportunities for everyone. Throughout our history, we've struggled
to guarantee that equality: ending slavery; securing voting rights
for women; and passing the Civil Rights Act just 40 years ago.
Equality in marriage is the civil rights issue of our generation. We
can't let anyone, or any group, be singled out for discrimination
based on who they are or who they love. When two people make a deep
personal commitment, taking responsibility for each other and doing
all the work of marriage, they should be able to share in the legal
benefits of marriage as well.
These benefits include access to health care and medical decision-
making for one's partner and children, parenting and immigration
rights, inheritance, taxation, and Social Security benefits. This
isn't a partisan issue, notwithstanding Bush's pandering to his
Yet President Bush is bent on moving America backward, by enshrining
discrimination in the United States Constitution. Don't let him
divide us like this.
Go to: http://www.moveon.org/unitednotdivided/
Please help make sure
your friends have signed on too, before we deliver this petition
tomorrow. Thank you.
The MoveOn.org Team
--We've got to let them know that America is not falling for this cynical attempt to divide us. To make it easy, we've included their direct phone numbers below.
Please call your Senators now, at:
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Direct: (202) 224-5922
Senator John Cornyn
Direct: (202) 224-2934 Unite! Join:erraticstatic And please post this in your own LJ.