John wickedthought Wick gets a little ranty at the end, but he makes some good points and his heart–and more importantly, his mind–are in the right place.
To quote Ghandi speaking to a group of Hindus and Muslims during the British occupation of India, when the Brits passed a law invalidating non-Christian marriage: “No marriage, other than a Christian marriage, is considered valid. Under this Act, our wives and mothers are whores, and every man here is a bastard.”
Or consider our very own US Constitution: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” A law that counts CERTAIN people as having fewer rights than OTHER people.
Is that what you want? Do you want someone else saying, “I’m going to make a law so that people like me have rights, and other people don’t”? Right now they’re targeting gays. What if they target other religions? Age groups? Minority groups? Women?
Stand up and vote to preserve the rights of ALL Americans. We’ll need their votes when the narrow-minded zealots try to take away other rights.