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The folks behind the successful Stop Dr. Laura campaign have reunited to focus their attention to the growing fundamentalist clamor for a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. From DontAmend.com:
Jerry Falwell, Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, and Senator Rick Santorum want to write their personal religious beliefs into our U.S. Constitution.
Why? They are angry the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that gay and lesbian Americans shouldn't be thrown in jail simply because of who they are. They fear the majority of Americans may not share their intolerance, and now want a constitutional amendment using the scare tactic of 'same sex marriage' to deny civil rights and equal benefits to millions of people.
For the first time in our history, other than Prohibition, a constitutional amendment would take rights away from Americans rather than defend their freedoms. Don't let that happen.
This is going to be a tough fight:
• Ratifying a Constitutional amendment takes voter approval in 38 states; currently 37 states have laws banning same-sex marriage.
• 85 Senators voted for the Federal "Defense of Marriage Act" in 1996, which so-called liberal Bill Clinton signed (after midnight, alone in the Oval Office -- no Rose Garden ceremony for this shameful piece of legislation!).
• The Religious Right is full of ruthless idiots with deep pockets, and while they themselves certainly ain't no perverts (honest!), they are more than willing to pervert the Supreme Court's ruling to suit their hate-filled agenda. To wit, Concerned Women for America said this: "When 19-year-old G.I.s were dying on the beaches of Normandy, in the jungles of Vietnam, and in the deserts of Iraq, what did they think they were fighting for?... Judging by the Supreme Court's decision in the Texas sodomy case, the soldiers apparently died for a culture in which the only moral absolute is an unlimited right to perverted sex."
So that's what we're up against. Gird your loins, folks, it's gonna get ugly.
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Fighting for a country with unlimited perverted sex? Where do I sign up?
Larry Lurex @ 07/15/2003 10:31 AM CST