#LegalizeTed - Join the movement!

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#LegalizeTed - Join the movement!

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Samantha L. Jackson started this petition to United States Supreme Court and

Ted and Tami-Lynn’s wedding day was the best day of their lives – full of friends, and family, love and laughter. Soon after, like millions of other couples around America, they decided they were ready to share their love with a baby.

Imagine their shock when not only did the State of Massachusetts ban them from starting a family – but also sent them a letter telling them that Ted is not legally a “person”!

The State claims that just because Ted is a talking Teddy Bear, he is not entitled to the same civil rights that more conventionally-shaped individuals are. Ted works, and laughs, and loves. He is every bit as much of a “person” as you or I, no matter what he looks like. He is also the only known talking Teddy Bear on earth. Imagine for a minute how hard it must be to be the only one of your kind in existence. Then imagine that the powers-that-be tell you you’re not “a person,” and that you have no rights. This is not just unfair, it’s downright cruel, and it must be stopped immediately.

This is a classic case of a law-abiding U.S. Citizen being denied his civil rights just because he is “different”.

Americans have fought for freedom and equality for all many times in the past. Now we must stand together and force the State of Massachusetts to step up and “Legalize Ted” – not just for Ted himself, but for all the other talking Teddy Bears that might one day be magicked into existence.

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