Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The Bad News, and More Bad News

The House of Representatives, including Ben Chandler, voted in favor of H.R. 3313, which would strip gays and lesbians of the right to sue for recognition of their marriages in federal courts, including the Supreme Court. This was especially hypocritical on Chandler's part, since he courted the gay vote before the special election. At least Alice Forgy Kerr, his GOP opponent, wasn't a hypocrite!

Meanwhile, Ernest Istook, R-OK, is following this up with the "National Marriage Law", which will create a nationwide marriage standard immediately definining marriage as one-man, one-woman only. It also denies any court (state or federal) besides the Supreme Court jurisdiction in claims of other forms of marriage.

The bill already has several co-sponsors. Please go to http://www.house.gov ASAP and urge your representative to oppose this bill. It is the right of citizens, all citizens, to seek redress in the courts.

Sarah G


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