Monday, July 13, 2009

Georgia (XII) Congressman Paul C. Broun

Today I continue with Congressman Paul Broun, Republican, representative of Georgia's 10th Congressional District:

Dear Congressman Broun,

I write in protest of your opposition to marriage equality. This year you reintroduced legislation that would have amended the U.S. constitution to bar marriage equality throughout the Union, despite its repeated failure to win ratification in previous Congresses and its acute lack of support in the current legislature. Your quixotic devotion to the cause of discrimination might seem quaint if it were not so mean-spirited and frighteningly illiberal.

You cited the recent recognition of marriage equality rights in several states as the motivation for your current initiative. I and others perceive the situation in diametrically opposed terms. Now that American citizens in five state finally are enjoying the natural and inalienable rights that were theirs all along, we only fear that misguided leaders such as you will roll back the tide of progress and return our compatriots to a condition of oppression. Moreover, we can not help but be dismayed that citizens in forty-five states still live in the dark ages. For these reasons, we propose that the constitution be amended in precisely the opposite manner you propose, so as to 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." I have set out to write every member of Congress seeking support for this Marriage Equality Amendment.

Perhaps on reflection you will see the error of your views and cease your campaign against the rights of fellow Americans. 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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