Target: Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie
Goal: Thank Hawaii and its governor for the decision to legalize gay marriage in the state
With a signature from Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii recently became the 15th state to legalize gay marriage and be a positive example of equality. The bill will be in effect starting December 2nd and same-sex couples of Hawaii will finally be able to marry.
The governor reports feeling great pride and importance being given the duty to sign such an important bill. He proclaimed, “Finally, today, now all those who have been invisible will be visible to themselves and the whole world”, to a crowd of people proudly draped in rainbow leis. He compared the moment to the signing of Title IX in 1972, which protected people from sexual discrimination in federally funded educational programs.
President Barack Obama, who is a native of Hawaii, was also very proud of the state’s advancement towards equality. After the bill passed he stated, “I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder”.
This is a proud moment for all of Hawaii, a state whose practice of social acceptance is expanding upon this law. Hawaii is considered one of the happiest states in the United States, and now they can say that every citizen, including gays, are capable of obtaining the same amount of happiness.
Please sign the petition below to praise Hawaii for their positive actions towards acceptance and equality:
Dear Governor Neil Abercrombie,
Thank you for your recent signature on the bill to legalize gay marriage. Because of your efforts, gays of Hawaii will be able to marry as soon as December 2nd.
As the 15th state to legalize gay marriage, Hawaii is setting a positive example for the remaining 35 states who have yet to legalize gay marriage.
It was also very pleasing to see how proud you and the whole state were upon the signing of this bill. Your words of pride were inspiring and it seemed as though the entire state was having a celebration. This is certainly something to be celebrated.
Thank you again for your supports and efforts towards gay equality.
[Your Name Here]
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