I've been asked by friends and celebrity rock stars from around the globe to post a NO ON 2 Post. So here it is. You might have already voted and if you did you probably voted against this anyway, but in the off chance that you did not vote yet, please remember, NO ON 2 and to tell your buddies.
The lines at some polls remain long and will only be worse on the 4th. Election day will be crazy. Vote Early!
Hi! As you all know I rarely make a brazen stand on political issues - but this one...well... it's too much to ignore.
The proposed amendment 2 that will appear on your ballot next week is unacceptable.
Vote NO on 2.
Mainly this law would make it so that families, domestic partnerships, etc., that currently have benefits such as legal rights and allowing each other to be covered on health insurance would be eliminated. If passed, it will create a huge strain on our legal system when the thousands of people who lost benefits sue the state. It does nothing to "protect marriage," as Florida law already states that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
Beyond that, as other states are passing laws that give more rights to families who choose not to be married, including same-sex marriage laws, Florida will go against this trend if this law should pass, making us appear as a "backwoods" type of state. A state that has passed a similar law is Kentucky. States that have passed the opposite law, giving more rights to families, are Massachusetts and New York.
It is a mean-spirited and discriminatory amendment that all Florida voters will be voting on this coming Presidential Election, Nov. 4th, 2008.
We should all join together to oppose stripping away existing employee benefits - like health care - while forever barring the passage of future measures that could help families.
My personal feeling is that this law penalizes any family that chooses not to join themselves by marriage. I support anyone who wants to join together as a family unit, to care for and support one another, and I don't feel that love has to be registered with the government at the county courthouse to be valid. Love and families are concepts that supercede government and laws, and government stating that only certain people can be in love is a Big-Brother, Orwellian type of scary. Each person may choose who they love without government permission, in my opinion. If you disagree with my personal opinion, please vote NO on 2 based on the legal ramifications I discussed initially.
Thanks for reading!
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