If you live in Minnesota and you think the marriage amendment moving through our legislature right now is BS, I urge you to call and/or email the members of the House Rules Committee. They’ll be deciding whether or not the amendment makes it to the House floor. OutFront Minnesota lists contact info for every member of the committee, and has a nice form letter you can use or base your own letter from.
Also, while you’re at it, definitely check out the Myths section of the site.
People say they’re opposed to marriage equality because the Bible opposes it. I pulled a Jed Bartlet and wrote:
Leviticus 18:22 says homosexuality is an abomination. Okay, well, Exodus 21:7 says a man can sell his daughter into slavery and Exodus 35:2 says a man should be put to death for working on the Sabbath. The Bible condemns divorce, eating pork, and calling your brother a fool, but it accepts slavery and sexism, among other things. For all the things the Bible says we should not do that we now disregard, why draw the line at allowing two consenting adults to marry?
All I really want to know is this: how is it that allowing two consenting adults to marry could possibly destroy the sanctity of my marriage? I know a couple dudes who have been in a committed relationship (with each other, obvs) for like twenty years now. And giving them marriage rights is somehow going to ruin mine? Someone explain this to me, please. Seriously. I don’t get it. There is absolutely no logic to this argument and I cannot believe people are still trying to use it.
I’m going to end this post before it gets too rage-filled. But please, write our representatives.