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Kerry Signed Letter Endorsing Homosexual Marriage
MassEquality ^ | 2/12/04

Posted on 02/11/2004 5:00:49 PM PST by MountainPatriot

Congressional Delegation united in opposition to proposed constitutional amendment discriminating on basis of sexual orientation

U.S. Congressmen Edward Markey and Barney Frank, on behalf of themselves, Senators Kennedy and Kerry, and Reps. Neal, McGovern, Olver, Meehan, Tierney, Delahunt, Capuano and Lynch, released a letter to every member of the Massachusetts State Legislature expressing opposition to the proposed State Constitutional amendment restricting legal recognition of same-sex relationships. The text of the letter, which was signed by all twelve members of the Congressional delegation and was delivered to the State House the morning of July 15, 2002, appears below:

July 12, 2002

Members of the Massachusetts Legislature State House Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Legislative Colleague,

We rarely comment on issues that are wholly within the jurisdiction of the General Court, but there are occasions when matters pending before you are of such significance to all residents of the Commonwealth that we think it appropriate for us to express our opinion.

One such matter is the proposed Constitutional amendment that would prohibit or seriously inhibit any legal recognition whatsoever of same-sex relationships. We believe it would be a grave error for Massachusetts to enshrine in our Constitution a provision, which would have such a negative effect on so many of our fellow residents. We in Massachusetts are justly proud of our Constitution, one of the first documents on this continent to set forward a system of self-government, which has not only served us well, but has been a model for others. The proposal to add to that document -- essentially a charter of liberty and democracy -- a provision as harsh both in its intent and its effect on our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered constituents is in conflict with the generous spirit that motivated its adoption, and that should continue to govern us today.

In addition, as legislators, we believe it would be a terrible mistake to write into our Constitution so sweeping a proposal with the likelihood that it will prevent not only the state government, but also the cities, towns and counties from acting as they might wish to provide some form of recognition for same-sex relationships. We are therefore united in urging you to reject this Constitutional amendment and avoid stigmatizing so many of our fellow citizens who do not deserve to be treated in such a manner.

Senator Kennedy Senator Kerry Representative Markey Representative Frank Represenative Neal Representative McGovern Representative Olver Representative Meehan Representative Tierney Representative Delahunt Representative Capuano Representative Lynch


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KEYWORDS: 2004; civilunions; endorsement; gay; homosexual; homosexualagenda; johnkerry; kerry; letters; marriage; massachusetts; president; prisoners; samesexmarriage
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To: MountainPatriot

41 posted on 02/11/2004 8:10:39 PM PST by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Go, Kerry, Go. Yes indeed. Please keep supporting homo-marriage.

Heheh.

If anyone wants on or off the Homosexual Agenda Ping list, ping me. It's been busy lately, just letting you know.
42 posted on 02/11/2004 9:18:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone isn't entitled to be right.)
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To: autoresponder
It just occurred to me. Dean's already gone nuts, when Kerry does, is he then called "Harry Kerry?"




it's very early on the Left coast.
43 posted on 02/12/2004 5:07:30 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................**AMEND** the Fourteenth Amendment......(There, is THAT better?).................)
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To: Happy2BMe


44 posted on 02/12/2004 6:52:27 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: EggsAckley; MeekOneGOP; Mia T; PhilDragoo; nopardons; potlatch; ntnychik; Travis McGee; onyx; ...


VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

              
I WAS PREPARED FOR THIS



    new UPDATED page    



    Kerry SITE Yuks    




45 posted on 02/12/2004 2:07:58 PM PST by autoresponder (DEAN GOES NUTS: http://00access.tripod.com/007.html http://00access.tripod.com/Kerry.html)
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To: autoresponder; counterpunch; yall
Good job, Autoresponder !

Counterpunch: Check out the bottom two links in AR's post
to see your gif being put to good use ! ...

John Kerry. Why, he's ...

Just a gigolo

Likely a very, very not-so-rich one now !! ...


46 posted on 02/12/2004 2:47:39 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: autoresponder
Cool beans, autoresponder!

Though if I may, could I direct you to update the .gif to the latest version?

I added another issue, and made some sematic changes.
Here is the latest version:


47 posted on 02/12/2004 3:02:30 PM PST by counterpunch (click my name to check out my 'toons!)
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To: counterpunch; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; nopardons; ntnychik; Mia T; PhilDragoo; Alamo-Girl; ...


Thanks, great stuff!

You do fantastic work!

Detail is terrific, resizes with HTML to WIDTH="510"+ with incredible detail!

I'll update my pages/frames tonight!

Let's award "J-FK" these "related thread" decorations!

          


48 posted on 02/12/2004 3:56:43 PM PST by autoresponder (THE KERRY LEGACY http://00access.tripod.com/Kerry.html BOND! http://00access.tripod.com/007.html)
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To: counterpunch; autoresponder; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo
Yall make FR enjoyable.
49 posted on 02/12/2004 4:00:22 PM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: onyx; counterpunch; autoresponder; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; yall
We're one big HAPPY family ! ...


50 posted on 02/12/2004 7:14:25 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats believe in CHOICE. I have choosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
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To: autoresponder
Great work, auto, and you alerted me to the news about Kerry and the 'intern'.
51 posted on 02/12/2004 7:19:56 PM PST by potlatch (Whenever I feel 'blue', I start breathing again.)
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To: MountainPatriot
Good by Miss American Pie (John Kerry), you are so toast.
52 posted on 02/12/2004 7:21:15 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: potlatch
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They make it so easy!

J-FK voted against Klintoon's conviction/removal after the House empeached Slick Willie.



At the same times they were both "educating" their interns.





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53 posted on 02/14/2004 8:06:40 AM PST by autoresponder (THE KERRY LEGACY http://00access.tripod.com/Kerry.html BOND! http://00access.tripod.com/007.html)
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To: MountainPatriot

bttt


54 posted on 10/16/2004 7:16:12 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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55 posted on 10/16/2004 7:16:25 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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