Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Colorado Gay Marriage Amendment

In January, 2006, Pam's House Blend reported on the expected push by Dobson's followers to put a anti-gay marriage amendment on the ballot for this November. Michael Brewer, public policy director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Community Center of Colorado, says

"This law is already on the books," Brewer said. "Therefore this is nothing but a political ploy. It is designed to motivate and get the core of ultraconservative voters to the polls in 2006."

It's also a ploy to get money, since we all know the measure would likely pass no matter what. After all, in 2004, 11 states had anti-gay initiatives on their ballots, and all 11 passed, including in liberal Oregon.

We got a letter from former U.S. Senator William L. Armstrong, writing for Coloradans for Marriage about the upcoming fight to amend the Colorado State Constitution.

Here's the text of the letter (emphases in original):

Dear Friends,

This November, you will have the opportunity to cast a crucial vote in support of an amendment to the Colorado State Constitution that will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Without this amendment, Colorado is exposed to the danger that an activist judge will change our common sense definition of marriage. We know that we have a battle on our hands, but we are devoted to protecting and promoting the value of the traditional family.

Over the next several months, you will see our campaign supporters spreading our message in neighborhoods and communities across Colorado. We must be prepared, and we will need your support to win.

A gay activist who lives in Colorado and who has provided funding to advance the homosexual agenda around the country vows to spend as much as $30 million to fight against this amendment here in his home state.

Professional consulting groups have warned us that we will need at least $6 million to counteract the staggering force of our opposition. Because we do not have a huge network of special interest groups from which to draw money, we are asking to individuals like you to offer us what you can TODAY!

You have a chance to help preserve the sanctitiy of marriage and protect our children and our families. We need every person who receives this letter to respond with a gift of $35, $50, or even $100.

Big or small, your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Talk to your neighbors, congregation, friends, and co-workers, and relay the importance of making the largest contribution possible.

Together, let's defend the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman, in an effort to protect the American family.

Bill Armstrong
U.S. Senator 1979-1991

P.S. You can make a difference in preserving the traditional definition of marriage. Any contribution that you can make will be extremely helpful. From $25.00 to $5,000.00, your contribution will go toward a great effort. Please don't delay!

Mail in your contribution today, as this most important campaign is in full swing.

Paid for by Coloradans for Marriage

Could the "gay activist who lives in Colorado" be Tim Gill?

... Janus Online questions the veracity of Dr. Dobson's group.

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