February 29th, 2004

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Is this a democracy or what?

I was talking to a friend on the phone about the ever-present topic of gay marriage. I guess Mr. Bush finally came forward supporting a constitutional amendment against it. You'd think he'd have more important things to focus on; I guess not though.

Here's the deal: all our weblog soapboxing, color bars, icons, whatever will not keep the marriage amendment from happening. It's all totally in vain unless we actually voice opinions. Our representatives in Washington keep databases on who supports what and all listen to some degree to you, the voters.

So, my fellow Americans, before anyone posts another cute picture of gay people holding hands, I'd suggest we all do the following:

1) Contact our congresspeople and tell them that we do not support Resolution H.J. 56: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. Look, congress.org even gave me this little box so you can just enter your zip code to find the right contact info:



2) Contact our senators and tell them that you do not support bill SJ.26: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. Find your senator here.

Will a marriage amendment pass? I doubt it... constitutional amendments are a pretty big deal, it must be approved by many parties and ratified by many states. Hell, even a simple amendment stating that women and men are equal has been bouncing around since 1923 with no light at the end of the tunnel.

But if this is something you feel strongly about it never hurts to have your opinion heard. Feel free to cut/paste/steal/link this post wherever you want to... the neat little congress.org zip code boxes are here for your pasting amusement, too.