Nadine Smith

They Aren't Fooling Us In April or November

Filed By Nadine Smith | April 02, 2008 10:37 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Dennis Patrick, Florida, marriage, marriage amendment, Michigan, Thomas Patrick

Dennis Patrick, his partner, Tom Patrick, and their four adopted children lost their family health benefits after Michigan passed a constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex partners.

Those backing the amendment promised voters it would not hurt unmarried couples.
They lied.

The same thing is happening all over the country, and it will happen in Florida unless we defeat Amendment #2, the so-called "Marriage Protection Amendment" in November.

Spread the word to everyone you know in Florida.

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Absolutely. These people cannot be trusted as honest "experts" when it comes to the law.

If it wasn't meant to punish unmarried people, WTF would be the point?

diddlygrl | April 2, 2008 5:04 PM

Hey, it only hurts queers, so what's the big deal?

The ridiculous right will stop at nothing to "save" their precious institution of marriage. Unfortunately, they have public opinion on their side, for they have controlled the debate for so long.

We were able to use Michigan's example in our fight here in Indiana. Our proposed amendment was worded awfully similarly and we were able to point to Michigan (and Kentucky and Ohio) as what would happen if the amendment passed.

Call me if there's anything else I can do to help.