Urge Congress to Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment February 17, 2005 11:48 AM
Members of Congress need to hear that you oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment because it denies equal protection, equal access and fairness to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples.
Many members have not heard enough from their constituents on our side of this issue. There are some members who actually believe that they do not have LGBT people or their supporters living in their districts! This means that your voice is critical for creating a climate that will:
Lead to the defeat of right-wing attempts to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage (and probably civil unions and domestic partnerships)
Help to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Further educate members of your community on the inequities that LGBT people and their families face under current law
Please use the link below to contact your senators and representative and let them know that you are concerned about this issue and that you are committed to securing equal rights for all. Setting up an appointment to discuss this with your member of Congress or a member of their staff in your state would be terrific—and organizing a phone-in or letter writing campaign are also great ways to let Congress know that voters care about this issue.
The purpose of NOW’s Equal Marriage Campaign is to personalize this issue and create visibility so that LGBT people, their families and allies don't receive second class treatment. Together our voices can be heard!
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