Monday, April 11, 2011

Judiciary Committee: Where My Family's Rights go to Die

The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) know the one. It would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) know the one that says Marriage is between one Man and one Woman. It has gone the way of all bills regarding the rights of this US citizen to marry the love of my life. It has gone the way of all bills regarding the Immigration Rights of same sex bi-national couples. It has gone to the Judiciary Committee in both the House and the Senate. I can almost quote as I have seen bills like this one go down to the Judiciary for about 10 years now: "Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary".

I now hear rumors that the Uniting American Families Act will be introduced into Congress probably on Thursday. I wish this could make me excited, I wish this could make me happy and hopeful. Unfortunately, all it does is make me sad and wistful. I hope to the Almighty that someone will say, "Wait, stop this bill should not be sent to committee...this bill should be voted on and passed TODAY." That would give me hope, that would be cause for excitement.

Why Congress thinks very little of United States Citizens, I have no idea. We are just asking to be allowed to live in our country with the person that with whom we have fallen in love. It is not evil, it is not a conspiracy, it is not even equal marriage rights. All we, as same sex bi-national couples want, is to be free to live with our spouses without fear of deportation.

I am willing to talk, to debate, or whatever to anyone who has questions, comments and can be helpful in getting this bill passed.

DO NOT LET IT DIE in Judiciary Committee as it has for the last 10 years. Please, our families depend on it to be able to be together, live in peace and be free.

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