Wednesday, February 11, 2009

California (XXXI) Congressman Adam Schiff

Today I continue with Congressman Adam Schiff, Democrat, representative of California's 29th Congressional District:

Dear Congressman Schiff,

I write as a concerned citizen to solicit your support for a Marriage Equality Amendment to the U.S Constitution. Such an amendment would read: "The right to marry shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or any state on account of sex or sexual orientation." This change to our basic law is the surest way to end the unjust and discriminatory state of family law that prevails in most of our Republic today.

Your record shows you extremely supportive of the rights of LGBT citizens (you have consistently earned perfect or high positive ratings from the Human Rights Campaign) and civil rights more generally. As a Californian you must be aware of the extremely aggressive and effective efforts being made by those who oppose marriage equality, of which Proposition 8 is only the most recent and shocking example. Our last President had the temerity to propose profaning our Constitution by using it to permanently sanction discrimination. It is long past time for those of us who see justice to stand up and declare what we know to be true: that marriage equality is an inalienable right, one that must be recognized for every American.

I have set out to contact every member of Congress asking their support for this reform. In turn I appeal to your proven sense of fairness and commitment to the public good, Congressman. Would you lend this cause your voice among your colleagues in the House and Senate? To do so would be a fitting continuation of the good work you have done in promoting and defending civil rights. In any case I trust you to act conscientiously and thank you for your attention on this matter. I hope this message finds you well.


Andrew Meyer

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