Our nation is at war. Terrorists have been captured on our northern border. Our health care system is in crisis. Our schools are failing. The national debt and deficit are skyrocketing. The earth is warming, putting millions of lives at risk. Hundreds of thousands of New Orleans residents have yet to return home, and the city is still a disaster zone.
With so much at stake, the Republican leadership in the US Senate is leaping into action. They're going to... wait for it... ban gay people from getting married.
And they want to put their bigotry into the US Constitution.
Despite his much-hyped "moderation" on gay rights issues, Senator Gordon Smith has already stated his support for this silly "Marriage Protection Amendment". But call him and tell him what you think anyway. He needs to hear from Oregonians.
Senator Gordon Smith
Toll-Free (DC Switchboard): 1.888.355.3588
Direct: 202.224.3753 - direct
As the Boston Globe put it:
America has much more to fear than gay marriage. ... In Massachusetts, married gay couples are not masterminding terrorist bombings. They are not refining weapons-grade uranium nor are they running up federal budget deficits. Married gay couples are not monitoring their fellow Americans' phone calls and e-mails. They haven't cut Medicaid. And they didn't put that doughnut hole in the middle of Medicare's new prescription drug program.