(Closed) Texas senator’s form letter to me regarding the repeal of DOMA, check it out

posted 8 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate the crappy form letters they send you. Mine always say “Thanks for your view, but I believe [abortion is murder; we have to protect our families from gay marriage].”

They never really have any valid points at all, except that the representative is voting the way they believe. 😛

Post # 4
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“Marriage laws have historically been the responsibility of state governments”

Yes, and historically, states have recognized marriages performed in other states as valid and legal, even if they could not be performed in that state.  see Nancy Cott (Harvard historian), Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

Nice point Wombat!

Post # 6
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That letter sounds like a whole bunch of rhetoric without any real valid arguments.  Mostly, her opinion surrounded by a bunch of nonsense to distract you from the fact that she’s just stating an opinion without any real foundation.


Post # 7
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

“Marriage laws have historically been the responsibility of state governments.”

So, how does this justify the federal government now getting involved in refusing to recognize marriages approved by state governments?

Post # 8
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is how her letter read to me:

“Oh yeah, I’m all for equality…unless it’s because two same sex people want to get married. I hope you’ll contact me about anything else you feel strongly about…as long as I agree with it!”


Post # 9
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those letters are form letters written by interns, similar to the ones they receive.  I do know, that if you write a handwritten (not typed) letter, in your own words, it will at least (usually not always) get to a staffer.  There are some in Congress who actually take a few hours to read and respond to handwritten letters.  Please take the time, I know I have talked personally to all of mine, I hope some others will too.

Post # 10
1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I really, really, really hate the fact that these government officials claim to have America’s best interests in mind.  How can they sit there and defend their ignorance based on things that have been done “historically?!” Historically, America condoned slavery and refused to let anyone vote who wasn’t a rich, white, male land owner. Just because things have been done in the past does NOT make them right.

I can’t figure out if I’m sad or just pissed off. This is NOT how America should be.

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