The Federal Marriage Amendment was defeated in the Senate, but the work is not over. The House of Representatives will vote on the discriminatory FMA later this summer. Your members of Congress need to hear from you!
The Human Rights Campaign has offered to send postcards to representivies of Congress in your area for you and all you have to do is simply fill out a form.
Each postcard will contain the following information:
I am writing today as your constituent to voice my opposition to the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA).
This amendment would forever write discrimination into the United States Constitution. The Constitution was written to protect and ensure equality for ALL Americans. This amendment would destroy that equality by rewriting the Constitution to treat same-sex couples differently than other Americans.
Please vote against the FMA and defend the principles of freedom and equality in our Constitution.
FYI: Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, and Reciprical Beneficiaries (Hawaii), do not give all of the 1,000+ US federal rights that a legal certified marriage does. Even marriages in Massachuttesetts are recognized federally. These rights range anywhere from seeing your partner in the hospital if they are critically ill to the custody rights of children and various other important rights needed during times of crisis that same sex spouses currently do not have. If same sex marriage were nationally recognized in the US no church would be required to marry any same sex couples and no rights would be taken from any currently married or future married couples. Seperate but equal is not equal. These rights are important and needed for same sex couples in dire situations.