- 10 years ago
- Wedding: April 2009
The following was written by my very good friend who is now a resident of Florida. He’s the one who brought it to my attention that the state is considering an amendment that would legalize gay marriage. He posted the following as a bulletin on MySpace. I reposted it, and encourage you to do the same to spread the word (especially for anyone who lives in Florida who may be interested).
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”border-collapse: collapse; font-family: verdana; font-size: 13px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 2px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 2px”>It’s calleâ€‹d amendâ€‹ment 2
In my humblâ€‹e opiniâ€‹on whethâ€‹er you are for or againâ€‹st gays havinâ€‹g the rightâ€‹ to get marriâ€‹ed thereâ€‹ is anothâ€‹er positâ€‹ion to look at.
Its a moneyâ€‹ makerâ€‹ for the stateâ€‹’s econoâ€‹my.â€‹
licenâ€‹ce fees,â€‹ actuaâ€‹l weddiâ€‹ngs,â€‹ divorâ€‹ces,â€‹ propeâ€‹rty,â€‹ & businâ€‹essesâ€‹.â€‹
I have alwayâ€‹s foundâ€‹ it insanâ€‹e that the goverâ€‹nmentâ€‹,â€‹ whileâ€‹ tryinâ€‹g to save the sanctâ€‹ity of marriâ€‹age,â€‹ overlâ€‹ookedâ€‹ a huge econoâ€‹mic gain.â€‹ Too many peoplâ€‹e wouldâ€‹ benefâ€‹it from approâ€‹ving amendâ€‹ment 2 than wouldâ€‹ lose by stoppâ€‹ing it.
I agreeâ€‹ that many peoplâ€‹e have a diffeâ€‹rent opiniâ€‹on on the subjeâ€‹ct,â€‹ but I neverâ€‹ underâ€‹stoodâ€‹ why anyonâ€‹e wouldâ€‹ deny any groupâ€‹ the same rightâ€‹s as everyâ€‹ otherâ€‹ minorâ€‹ity.â€‹
We are the only minorâ€‹ity that is compoâ€‹sed of ALL nationalitâ€‹ies,â€‹ racesâ€‹,â€‹ & both gendeâ€‹rs-â€‹-â€‹-â€‹no otherâ€‹ groupâ€‹ can claimâ€‹ that.â€‹
I am not askinâ€‹g for you to marchâ€‹ in a gay rightâ€‹s paradâ€‹e or put a rainbâ€‹ow flag on your porchâ€‹-â€‹-â€‹ I am askinâ€‹g you to thinkâ€‹ aboutâ€‹ realiâ€‹sm and the actuaâ€‹l truthâ€‹.â€‹ Gays will neverâ€‹ disapâ€‹pear-â€‹-â€‹Hitleâ€‹r triedâ€‹ (â€‹look up the origiâ€‹n of the pink trianâ€‹gle)â€‹ and we are stillâ€‹ here.â€‹ We are your frienâ€‹ds,â€‹ your familâ€‹y,â€‹ and your felloâ€‹w Ameriâ€‹cans.â€‹
Pleasâ€‹e don’t shootâ€‹ this down.â€‹
Discrâ€‹iminaâ€‹tion needsâ€‹ to end now and we can make a differenceâ€‹.â€‹
Even if amendâ€‹ment 2 doesn’â€‹t pass this time-â€‹-â€‹this is a HUGE step for Floriâ€‹da and I beg of you to look into your heartâ€‹s and soulsâ€‹ to make the rightâ€‹ decisâ€‹ion.â€‹
btw-â€‹-â€‹the longeâ€‹r we dont have the SAME rightâ€‹s as everyâ€‹one else in this countâ€‹ry-â€‹-â€‹incluâ€‹ding conviâ€‹cts-â€‹-â€‹we will keep havinâ€‹g our gay rightâ€‹s paradâ€‹es and soon enougâ€‹h-â€‹-â€‹we may marchâ€‹ down your streeâ€‹t.â€‹
Pass this on if you belieâ€‹ve anythâ€‹ing i said-â€‹-â€‹i wouldâ€‹ appreciateâ€‹ it.
As much as i wouldâ€‹ like the rightâ€‹ to marryâ€‹ my domesâ€‹tic partnâ€‹er-â€‹-â€‹I wouldâ€‹ like to see futurâ€‹e generâ€‹ationâ€‹s of brillâ€‹iant and talenâ€‹ted youngâ€‹ men and womenâ€‹ to have a betteâ€‹r life-â€‹-â€‹a betteâ€‹r futurâ€‹e-â€‹-â€‹ the same futurâ€‹e you want for your kids.â€‹
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