Don’t Discriminate Against Same-Sex Marriages

Target: Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas

Goal: Don’t deny same-sex couples their federally mandated right to marry.

Since 2015, the federal government has ruled that same-sex couples have the same right to marriage as opposite-sex couples. Yet, several politicians in Texas are trying to bar these marriages by making it legal for officials to deny same-sex couples the right to marry based on religious beliefs. It is unacceptable that Texas would purposefully violate the rights of same-sex couples and the federal law.

The rallying cry of those who would deny marrying same-sex couples is that it violates their freedom of speech and freedom of religion. If you are in a position of power such as a judge or a justice of the peace, you agreed to uphold the laws of the country and those laws include same-sex marriage. You don’t get to deny same-sex couples what is within their rights because you personally don’t agree with it. If you are incapable of following the law, you should not be in a position of power. Period. Doing things you don’t want to do is part of being an adult and being a professional.

Sign the petition demanding Texas reject those who would deny same-sex couples the right to marry. Do the right thing, Texas.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Lieutenant Governor Patrick,

Several bills are up this session that would allow those who officiate weddings to deny same-sex couples the right to marry based on their religious beliefs. These bills are in direct violation of federal law and represent the type of discrimination that is unacceptable. You must not allow these bills to pass. Texas is better than this thinly veiled homophobia and prejudice.

Since 2015, same-sex marriage has been deemed legal by the federal government. Yet, there are politicians in Texas that would try to bar these couples from seeking marriage. Officials cry that same-sex marriage violates their religious beliefs, but their religious beliefs do not trump federal law. If people who officiate weddings want to put their own beliefs ahead of others’ rights, they should not be officiating marriages. It is part of being an adult and a professional, doing things that you don’t want to do. If everyone in the work force did only what they wanted to do, our economy would crash. There are rules and laws for a reason. It is unconstitutional that people would deny anyone their rights.

I urge you to raise your voice against these prejudiced bills and stand up for valued citizens of Texas. Same-sex couple have equal rights as opposite-sex couples and they must be honored.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sandy Millar




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4 Comments

  1. Sherry Olson says:

    These people are am abominaion against God. Leviticus 18:22. Though it says “You will not lie down with a man, as you would a woman, it is an abomination”, it pertains to women as well. GLTBQ are not tolerated by REAL Christians, who know, since those people are an abomination in the eyes of God, to encourage them is to offend God. Contraty to popular beliefs, NO ONE was “born gay”, they are the Agents of Sodom and Ghommorah and Children of Satan.

    • Evelyn Ball says:

      A real Christian if there were such a thing would accept and love everyone no matter who they have a relationship with. It is no ones business. People like you are a disgrace. You sit there and judge people when your precious make believe god says not to judge. Go to hell you ignorant cunt.

    • Evelyn Ball says:

      And no one becomes gay. It is genetic and they are born that way you stupid asshole. But then again someone who believes in a fairy tale what do you expect. Ignorant extremist so called christians.

  2. Jose Espino says:

    No discrimination, just facts:

    The Bible provides God’s blueprint for marriage and for His good gift of sex in Genesis 2:24. The gift is only to be enjoyed within a marriage between a man and a woman.

    Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13). The New Testament agrees, listing “homosexual offenders” among a list of people who “will not inherit the kingdom of God” unless they are cleansed through Christ (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    So a true child of the Lord will not discriminate human basic needs to a homosexual, food, water, life saving assistance etc, after all a homosexual is still a human being but a follower of God does has the right to choose with whom he or she associate with, which is one of today misinterpretation of a certain human behavior called preference often mistaken for discrimination. ” I prefer not to have a homosexual friend” does not mean, ” I will not help a person in need if he or she is homosexual” The previous are two completely different statements. The first being preference and the later being discrimination, often associated with hate. Hate, is against God’s will.

    Therefore, one of the best things God’s salvation offers to us is the ability to see ourselves as we really are. To accept our sins and mistakes and through the acceptance and acknowledgement of our savior Jesus Christ we are able to change our lives to such a beautiful life that we never knew it was possible. We are given new visions, wisdom and feelings such as really out of this world, which they are, really are.

    Last, there is only two sides for everything in existence and they are opposite of each other, North and South, head or tail, good and bad, God and Evil, there is nothing in between. Anything in between is man’s way to sugar coat he truth. So, we either walk with The Lord, God, He, Yahweh or with the other guy, Satan, Lucifer, hay=lale. God will not interfere with man’s own choice, it is up to us to seek him and follow on our true created nature. We need God desperately, He doe not need us. There is always time to seek salvation before our dying day, which then it will be too late.

    A very last suggestion: “Read the Bible”

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