Dear Friends and Family,
The ballot description for Proposition 8 makes it perfectly clear. Prop 8 "eliminates the right of same sex couples to marry." Please join Melissa and my effort to defeat Prop 8 and ensure that this fundamental right remains intact. Your donation today will help make a difference in this tight race.
This ballot measure is about more than marriage. It is about whether gays and lesbians should be treated with equal dignity and respect. It is about whether it is appropriate to use the political process to single out a minority group and eliminate fundamental freedoms.
Domestic partnership does not put me and Melissa, or any other same-sex couple on equal footing with the rest of society. Marriage is a universally recognized family relationship that can be easily understood by others, especially hospital workers and first responders, whom we might encounter in event of an emergency. Melissa and I, and many of our gay and lesbian relatives and friends, would like to live in a world where we do not have to speak legalese to describe our family.
We need your help NOW. Please donate now, and talk to your friends about why it is important to vote against Prop 8. We are in a very close race to defeat Prop 8. Our opponents are vastly out-fundraising us, due to immense support from extremely conservative out-of-state organizations, like Focus on the Family, and wealthy businessmen with an agenda to push. The addition of Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket has reinvigorated extreme social conservatives to turn out to vote.
Yet, we have an opportunity. By defeating Prop 8, we can show, once and for all, that divisive, scapegoat politics are losing steam in this country. We want our politics to focus on solving real problems: improving education, fixing the economy, and so on.
Melissa and I thank you for your love and support!!
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