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JL
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"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." ~Martin Luther King Jr. The Huffington Post identified the 10 Democr



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JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 9:13 am
OMG. Google 'Tucker Carlson' And 'Gay Marriage.'

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

The Huffington Post identified the 10 Democratic senators who have yet to publicly support gay marriage. What are they waiting for? A majority of Americans support it; yes, even Tucker Carlson supports it.

Our efforts are paying off. Please take a second to EMAIL, CALL, or just TWEET a few of these senators and ask them to publicly support marriage equality. Yes, you can even thank Tucker!

Jen Haro

Senator Casey1. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

Supports civil unions but not gay marriage.

What a friendly looking guy. Urge Sen. Casey to support gay marriage!

Email Sen. Casey
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-6324


Senator Manchin2. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Opposes same-sex marriage and backs DOMA.

Oh boy. Baby steps, folks. Organizing 101: Share Your Story -- tell Joe what gay marriage would mean to you.
Email Sen. Manchin
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-3954



Senator Hagan3. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)

UPDATE: Supports same-sex marriage as of 3/27/13!

She has a tough re-election in '14. You can email, call, or Tweet her to say "thanks," and let her know we'll have her back.

Email Sen. Hagan
Call her D.C. office: (202) 224-6342


Senator Nelson4. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

Supports civil rights for same-sex couples but believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

You're halfway, Bill. You live in FLORIDA -- the water's warm! Give him a nudge?

Email Sen. Nelson
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-5274


Senator Heitkamp5. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

Believes this should be handled on a state-by-state basis.

Weak! But look, she's a freshman senator, guys and gals. Give Heidi a big "HOO-AH!" and ask her to make her mark in this Congress!

Email Sen. Heitkamp
Call her D.C. office: (202) 224-2043


Senator Landrieu6. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)

"People should be allowed to love who they love."

Tough state -- it has a constitutional ban against same-sex marriage, AND she's up for re-election in '14. So, be gentle but firm. We need Mary to lead from her great big heart.

Email Sen. Landrieu
Call her D.C. office: (202) 224-5824


Senator Carper7. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Opposes DOMA but hasn't explicitly endorsed same-sex marriage yet.

Come out, Tom! You're almost there -- we need you! You gonna let Biden trump you? Cheer this man on!

Email Sen. Carper
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-2441


Senator Johnson8. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)

No longer supports DOMA. Does he support same-sex marriage?

Sen. Johnson just announced he's not running for re-election. So, what's he got to lose? Be kind. He's still recovering from a stroke, but tell him that we need his toughness now and that winning smile.

Email Sen. Johnson
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-5842


Senator Donnelly9. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

Opposed same-sex marriage during his '12 campaign.

Okay, to be fair, he was running against Richard Mourdock, who made nutty comments about rape and pregnancy. But you won, Joe! Courage of conviction, man.

Email Sen. Donnelly
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-4814


Senator Pryor10. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

Does not support same-sex marriage.

Look, it's Arkansas, people; I can't do anything about that. We gotta start somewhere. Be nice: Share your personal story about what equality marriage means to you. Kill 'em with kindness.

Email Sen. Pryor
Call his D.C. office: (202) 224-2353


Tucker CarlsonBONUS: Tucker Carlson ("libertarian")

Supports gay marriage.

So, we agree with Tucker Carlson! There's a first time for everything. Swallow your pride. Reward tolerance. Tweet Tucker a quick thanks:

On July 24, 2007, Carlson said on his show, "I'm just for marriage generally. I'm for people making a lifelong commitment. Do you know what I mean? I'm not against gay marriage, actually, and I'm the most right-wing person I know." Carlson later went on to say, "I think, marriage has been a great thing for me, and I think it's a really civilizing force, and I think it would be a civilizing force for gay people, too."


Adapted from an awesome Huffington Post article titled "Gay Marriage Rights: The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No" by Sabrina Siddiqui, Sam Stein, and Amanda Terkel. Found on @HuffPostPol. Images of Tucker Carlson by Gage Skidmore. Tweet text updated to reflect 58% of Americans now support same-sex marriage (Post-ABC poll.)
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 9:31 am

All tweeted and posted to Facebook. I don't have to agree with everything a person does in their private life to agree that all people deserve human respect, rights and equality.

Though I do support marriage equality, and I am pro-choice. Every person on earth deserves a right to determine their own path in life. I would also admit that like the opposition has a low tolerance for my opinions, I have a very low tolerance for theirs.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 10:44 am
JLA: Is your "OMG" in response to Carlson's belief in gay marriage? OMG, maybe, there are others who work for Fox that are gay!
 

Carol D. (98)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 11:18 am
Noted
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 11:23 am
Allan the OMG was Jen Haro's choice if you went to the site the format made that even clearer than what was posted in the first comment.
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 12:29 pm

Oh Allan, Allan - you know you can not make comments based on a title.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 12:39 pm
my mistake....sorry.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 1:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 3:15 pm
Lol-( about Allan) This makes it somewhat clear why they call themselves DEMOCRATS and NOT "LIBERALS"-
Glad to see that a few already switched, probably ONLY for re-election reasons. That St Mary from Lousiana should follow her colleague from NC, and so should the Freshman there, ..I might email them .. Ty JL
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 3:19 pm
Why can't we not just remind them all -as Kenneth from Canada so correctly stated on another post- of the Human Rights Charta! It does NOT distinguish between men and women!
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 3:26 pm
You are welcome Angelika. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 4:23 pm

Pro gay marriage montage
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 5:36 pm
Thanks for posting the link to the marvelous montage Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:24 pm
Thank you J.L.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 8:15 pm
You are welcome Suheyla.
 

John B. (215)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 8:26 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post and the link to the article. Bookmarked it and will use the links there to send emails first thing Monday morning or maybe right after church services tomorrow so mine will be close to the top in their inbox. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 8:40 pm
You are welcome John. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

Anna Undebeck (187)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 3:41 am
Thank you very much.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:04 am
You are welcome Anna.
 

. (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:05 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:11 am
You are welcome Laura.
 

Sharon H. (290)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:48 pm
Kay Hagen is my Senator and I'm glad to see she is now in favor of it. She has turned out to be a pretty good Senator. She's a big time supporter of getting the Vets their medical and disability approvals too.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 4:20 pm
Noted
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 7:29 pm
I'll not oppose the legal alliance of people of the same gender, no more than I would of differing genders, but id do see the black humour that where "Gays" are clamouring for the ability to marry a vast number of their not Gay counterparts are cohabiting without the benefit of any ceremony (My own country's present leader for one). It seems to me that it is becoming a rare thing for a "Churched" couple to go to the altar (or Registry) who haven't lived together for a considerable time. I can be smug as both my late wife (46 years together) were both first time lovers and that happened after legally marrying. (Registry), but as most of my friends haven't gone that route, and it seems without any misgivings,. Who am I, or anybody else, dog collar wearing or cross carrying Pastors and Priests included, to condemn. The marriage certificate is but a piece of paper, how you feel towards each other is much more important.
 
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