Sunday, May 17, 2009

Florida (XIII) Congresswoman Kathy Castor

Today I continue with Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Democrat, representative of Florida's 11th Congressional District:

Dear Congresswoman Castor,

I write seeking your support for a Marriage Equality Amendment that would recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry throughout the United States. 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." Though this reform would obviously occasion fierce resistance from certain precincts, it is the surest and most durable means to bringing our laws into alignment with the basic rights of our citizens.

Since first being elected to Congress in 2006 you have proven yourself a staunch supporter of the rights of LGBT citizens. You earned a 100% approval rating from the Human Rights Campaign for the 110th Congress and were outspoken in your opposition to Florida's Amendment 2, aptly named "The Hate Amendment" by its detractors. Sadly, despite the conscientious opposition of you and others, Amendment 2 legally established marriage discrimination in your home state. It is travesties like the Hate Amendment that make a federal Marriage Equality Amendment an urgent necessity.

I have set out to write evey member of Congress seeking support for a Marriage Equality Amendment. Please consider lending this campaign your voice among your colleagues in the House and Senate. In any case I thank you for your attention on this matter and hope this message finds you well.


Andrew Meyer

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