Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Support Equality June 14

Tomorrow, June 14, the Massachusetts legislature meets to vote on an anti-gay marriage ballot amendment. Despite the fact that a vast majority of legislators oppose the amendment (which would define marriage as being between a man and a woman exclusively, thus stripping rights from lesbian and gay citizens), the amendment needs only 50 yes votes tomorrow to move onto the general ballot in November, 2008.

GLAD will be at the MA State House tomorrow (and has been working for months, along with many other committed, pro-equality organizations, legislators, and citizens) to encourage the legislature to do the the right thing and oppose the amendment. It's wrong to vote on anyone's civil rights.

If you're in Massachusetts and can get to the State House, please join us there. People will be gathering as early as 7am, and the Constitutional Convention starts at 1pm. We need a strong turnout throughout the day to demonstrate Massachusetts' overwhelming commitment to equality.

If you can't make it, visit MassEquality's website to find out what you can do. You can also watch the proceedings online.

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