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From a letter to Andrei about the FMA
Monday July 26th 2004, 7:36 pm
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An issue this big cannot be resolved by two days worth of discussion on the senate floor. My own suspicion is that the Repubs aren’t entirely serious about this.

They are under obligation to their conservative reliigious constituents to do something, and this is what they came up with. Too many senators are reluctant to take a big stand on this issue. So, if we push them hard enough, they should cave in to pressure and vote no.

We all know what we need to do. Let em know how we feel, AND keep in mind that lobbying against this FMA is NOT a vote in favor of Gay marriages. It is truly a call for further consideration and discourse, which is exactly what this issue needs. My feeling is that America is simply not ready to deal with gay marriage at this time. Too many people are uncertain as to what this all means. As Andrei pointed out, this issue cannot be summed up as the simple granting of ceremonial rights. It is a much deeper rooted issue dealing with Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians.

Society HAS to be ready for it. And for that to happen, virtually everyone in society will have to think seriously on this issue and come up with valid conclusions.

This hasn’t happened yet, though the recent ‘uprisings’ (for lack of a better term) have thrust the issue into the spotlight and forced many to start considering the issue. Our best bet is to continue along these lines, doing our best to keep the issue on the front page for as long as possible while simultaneously providing the best information possible to as many people as possible. In other words, educate them and keep them thinking!

Whether or not the FMA passes, the battle for Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians will continue. So, we know what to do. Call our Senators and Congress-folk, and keep plugging away at our freinds and neighbors.

Love and Peace,
Chris Pollick

(Hey man, I didn’t intent for this to become a bloggish essay, but, well… If you want to post it for me, you can. Although I’m sure nobody’ll read the poor neglected thing. Maybe you should just forward it to folks.)

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