Tuesday, May 30, 2006

STOP the Federal Marriage Amendment.

There are now fewer days ahead than there are behind to send a message to our elected leaders to stop the Federal Marriage Amendment.

In 2005 the Kentucky House and Senate attacked the LGBT community on 7 different legislative actions (but we defeated them all). Now, the fight has moved to the federal state. I know you're tired of signing petitions and hearing the same old story over and over. But we cannot waiver; we must remain united. We cannot rest; we must continue to fight for what is fair, equal, and just. Everything worthwhile is built on blood, sweet, and tears.

> "If you are going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill
> The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Storms make trees take deeper roots. - Dolly Parton
> In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not gay? It doesn't make a difference. A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. Government must be placed in-check by her citizens. The first freedom denied by a government to one of its citizens chains us all, for it paves the road to begin deconstruction of another liberty, another freedom; if you do not raise your hand in protest, then you are part of the problem.

The Kentucky Equality Association (KEA) is giving full cooperation to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in opposing the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment. Revising the Constitution to incorporate discrimination against anyone in America is wrong and must be rejected.

here to sign the petition. The KEA will do everything possible to increase awareness of this issue for the ACLU.

When in the darkest days of the American Revolutionary War, Thomas Paine wrote, "These are the times that try men's [and women's] souls." Nothing seems closer to the truth nearly 230 years later as the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community remain under constant attack by either federal or state governments.

We must remain united; we must rise up with a furious anger and say enough is enough. This far, and no further.