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Author Topic: In-Equality in the State of Florida and others......  (Read 1738 times)

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Offline newbernswiss

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In-Equality in the State of Florida and others......
« on: July 16, 2007, 01:58:30 PM »
In 1997 the Florida Legislature passed the Denfense of Marriage Act, limiting marriage to heterosexual couples. This law proclaims the term MARRIAGE means only a legal union between one man and one woman. Same sex couples sometimes have religious and civil ceremonies to celebrate their commitments, but the state of Florida does not recognize their relationship.
You would think that anti-gay groups, and some reliigious groups would be satisfied with this law defining marriage. Of course they  are not and want more. The anti-gay group Florida4Marriage is pushing hard to have a ballot placed on the 2008 November election. Now they want Floridians to vote on whether same sex couples have a right to a civil union. What does this mean for the GLBT population of Florida? The proposed amendment  would ban domestic-partnership benefits such as health insurance that are offered to employees in the public sector.  This has already happened in 2004 in Michigan. Of course those of us who have our partners on our health plans would lose those valuable benefits...and you know what that could mean with those living with HIV.
I don't understand why so-called Christians have such hate in their hearts toward others who differ in beliefs or living arrangements. Where is the love, compassion, caring, the rights for all people to live freely...I personally don't care how one worships, lives with, as long as they do no harm to others. These religious groups, and other groups are doing harm to others...they hate GLBT people, and they hate others who don't believe and live as they do.
I hope the admendment does not pass. It will affect all GLBT people especially those with HIV who live in a domestic partnership relationship with benefits. Please get out and vote against such hate.

Offline pozattitude

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Re: In-Equality in the State of Florida and others......
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 02:05:44 PM »
I know what you mean.  I am a Florida native, but I have to say that lately, specially since 2000, I am ashamed of being from FL.
I also don't get the christian agenda, where does it say Hate your neighbor?  I thought Jesus taught tolerance and love.
I had a very disturbing encouter with one of those christians just this weekend..you can read about it on my post about the San Francisco AIDS walk I posted today.

The American people need to get out and vote.  You will be surprised to find out that the majority of Americans are not ignorant and intolerant, quite the contrary, but we are apathetic about voting and the far right is very effective in make sure they get their people to vote.
We need to take action and vote!

Rich
(who has gotten into ugly fights with friends and family for not voting)
POSITIVE PEDALERS... We are a group of people living with HIV/AIDS, eliminating stigma through our positive public example.

Offline newbernswiss

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Re: In-Equality in the State of Florida and others......
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007, 01:28:07 PM »
I had to start my own blog spot on this subject...

www.gclinton.blogspot.com

 


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