This is one of the reasons I love my father
My father decided, without my help or asking him to do so, to write a letter to Mr. Coble speaking of his disappointment in Mr. Coble's vote for FMA and also why the FMA does not deserve a place in the Constitution. It really made me cry, that my father wrote this....
The Honorable Howard Coble,
Your vote in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment goes against all the things that I love about my country and our Constitution. As your constituent, I am writing to voice my disappointment in your support for the FMA. Your vote for the FMA is a vote against equality, fairness, and the civil rights of GLBT Americans.
I must say that while your vote certainly did not surprise me, it once again showed me that supporting you in the upcoming election is a bad idea. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for over 43 years. We've raised five children. Neither my wife or any of our children feel the least bit threaten by other couples, be they heterosexual or the same sex. As long as you love, care for, honor and respect each other, what possible harm can anyone's marriage or partnership do to any of us or the partnership of marriage?
Let's face it, since 50% of all legal marriages fail, we heterosexual couples seem to do a poor enough job on our own protecting the sanctity of marriage.
Our Constitution has never been amended to single out a group of Americans for discrimination and I'm ashamed of you as my representative for truly thinking that our Constitution needed this pathetically discriminatory change to it.
I suppose you can say, this is why I am the way I am today. :)