I’m voting no, because…

I usually try to keep the blog free of politics. It gets angsty enough around these parts as it is sometimes.

But I can’t stay quiet about this issue. With my friends, family and social media networks, I think my stance is pretty clear.

Tomorrow, November 6, Minnesotans will head to the polls. Among other choices, we will have the option to vote whether or not to add an amendment to our state Constitution to stop thousands of people from ever having the opportunity to marry the person they love.

Voting against the amendment does NOT mean gay marriage will become legal in the state. Though, if that’s what we were voting for, I’d be all for it, too.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, I am voting NO.

I am voting NO because love is love.
I am voting NO to support friends, relatives, former colleagues and acquaintances.
I am voting NO for bullied gay children.
I am voting NO for one of my favorite families–3 awesome children with 2 loving moms.
I am voting NO because it’s what Jesus would do.
I am voting NO because I don’t deserve to have something others cannot just by virtue of being born heterosexual.
I am voting NO because you don’t just AMEND the CONSTITUTION to discriminate against an entire group of people.
I am voting NO because voting yes is mean.
I am voting NO because I believe that the religious beliefs of a few should not dictate the rights of all.
I am voting NO because I believe that if a soldier is willing to die for their country, they should be able to marry the person they love.
I am voting NO because separate but equal is not fair and does not work.
I am voting NO because I do not believe in a government that supports exclusion.
I am voting NO because I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I am voting NO because if I have children someday, I want to tell them that they are free to love whoever their heart loves.
I am voting NO without a second thought. I’m voting NO because it’s the right thing to do.



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