Tell Congress: Hands Off D.C. Marriage Equality
  • Petitioned Rep. Jim Jordan

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Rep. Jim Jordan

Tell Congress: Hands Off D.C. Marriage Equality

    1. Petition by

      Freedom to Marry

 

Washington, D.C. became the first majority-minority jurisdiction to end marriage discrimination when it joined Iowa, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts in legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples. The first couples began marrying on March 9, 2010 after the marriage law was passed by an 11-2 vote of the City Council and signed into law by Mayor Adrian Fenty in a public ceremony at a historic D.C. church. 

The freedom to marry in the Nation’s Capital has survived numerous legal attempts by the so-called National Organization for Marriage.

But, now conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are planning to introduce legislation to repeal the freedom to marry in D.C. Because D.C. is not a state, Congress has oversight over the laws and budget of the District. This means that Congress can at will overturn any law including marriage it doesn't like.

Rep. Jim Jordan R-OH, the chair of the Republican Study Committee, told a congressional newspaper that he will push for a vote to repeal the freedom to marry in D.C. 

Tell Rep. Jordan to focus on rebuilding the American economy instead of launching attacks against gay and lesbian families.

 

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    • Leslie Gray OLYMPIA, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      The Honorable Jim Jordan, Representative to Ohio:

      Please act to protect the rights of GLBT citizens in the DC area and focus on creating jobs, instead. Doing so will be be good for the economy and reduce the impact on local health organizations.

      I feel that you should be aware that the members of the GLBT community were actually born the way they are. We don't choose our orientation any more than you choose yours.

      Don't believe me? Watch this AMA video, made for the training of the doctors of this country.

      http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_identity_jan_2011/index.html

      Thank You

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    • Vanessa liebig MIAMI, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Live and let love DC!

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    • Irish Pink Adoptions DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • over 3 years ago

      Irish Pink Adoptions, in support for the White Knot, Why not?

      In Ireland, we are still limited to the "Civill Partnership" which is only a way to deny our children their constitutional rights.

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    • michelle maiorca MANCHESTER, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop meddling in people's personal lives. Do your job.

      Hey, speaking of jobs...

      HOUSE REPUBLICANS- WHERE ARE THE JOBS? BOEHNER, TELL YOUR CAUCUS TO SHUT UP UNTIL YOU HAVE A JOBS PLAN!!!

      Gee, sorry for the screaming, but I wanted to make sure you heard that thing you always talk about- the voice of the American people.

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    • Shupiwe Suffolk PICTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 3 years ago
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