United, Not Divided

Congress is taking up the constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality to anyone this week. You can sign the petition and call your representatives and senators.

Here’s what I wrote:
In America, we have found just because we have discriminated in the past, is no reason to keep doing so. We have discriminated based on gender and race when it was written in the Constitution; it was wrong then, and it is wrong now.

Love is not something that can be legislated, and it shouldn’t be. The politics of exclusion make no sense (we’re kicking gays out of the military at the same rate we’re pulling in reservists), and hate is not one of the values I support and vote for.

Please do not resist this progress – more committed people getting married can only strengthen our society, not weaken it.