On August 3rd, Missourians will vote on an amendment to the state Constitution that would permanently deny marriage equality to same-sex couples.
To me, this issue isn’t really about whether you like the idea of same-sex partners or marriage – it’s a bigger issue. This amendment is unprecedented because NEVER before has our Constitution been amended specifically to take away anyone’s rights.
Discrimination and hate are not things I want written into our state constitution.
If America stands for anything, it stands for equal rights and opportunities for everyone. Throughout our history, we’ve struggled to guarantee that equality: ending slavery; securing voting rights for women; and passing the Civil Rights Act just 40 years ago. This is just the latest attempt to create a sub-class of people and deny them basic rights.
So get out and vote. Contact me if you’d like more information on how to fight this hate-filled amendment.