i just received this email from the human rights campaign. i was hopeful that Maine would become yet one more state to overturn the unjust inequality status for gays.
A deep and bitter disappointment from Maine yesterday: Maine voters have passed a devastating Proposition 8-style measure overturning the state’s marriage equality law. Our hearts are with everyone in Maine who fought so hard to win recognition for their families. The legislature passed marriage equality earlier this year, but a divisive anti-LGBT campaign to scare voters seems to have worked. It is infuriating to see that the same fear-mongering ads that were used to pass Prop. 8 a year ago have triumphed again at the expense of so many. This is a terrible loss. Although we lost our battle in Maine, we will not allow the lies and hate – the foundation on which our opponents built their campaign – to break our spirits. We are on the right side of history and we will continue this fight with even more vigor. Our friends at No on 1/Protect Maine Equality waged a strong and smart campaign. Thousands of volunteers exposed hundreds of thousands of Mainers to the real lives of same-sex couples and their families – many for the first time. I am angry. But more importantly, I am determined that with the anger I feel today from this outcome in Maine, we'll rise ever stronger to demand equal treatment under the law and equal respect for our relationships in Maine, California, New Jersey, and every state in the Union."
i am writing this letter to anyone out there who supports this anti-equal rights campaign.. and you can do what you will with it.
To whom it may concern;
WTF is the problem? why cant you side with equal rights for everyone? it feels like we are back in the slavery days where people were treated less than human because of the color of their skin. you are being just as oppressive because of who we love. oppression is oppression no matter what the reasons are. i am so sick and tired of our destiny and future falling into the hands of you ignorant, uneducated, fearful people who are so afraid that we will rise up and annihilate you if we are given equal rights. this is 2009 and we are still just as backwards as we have always been, except this time its for gays to have equal rights. i am so angry and tired of the unfairness. what are you people afraid of anyway? that we will be able to put our partners on our insurance- that they will have legal rights in our affairs- that we can openly claim to be a couple and can live with the security that other couples have- WTF are you afraid of? we have NEVER asked for you to abolish the act of marriage between man and woman. NEVER. we have only asked to be able to be recognized as a couple in our own rights and most importantly to have equal legal rights because we are all human. why is it ok that some have equal rights and some don't? who made you the boss of equality? how would you feel if a group of us told you it was illegal to drive a Toyota, or that no, you cant wear jeans any longer... or go to your church because we don't approve of it? how would you like violence inflicted upon you as you take a walk in the evening, just because you are holding the one you love's hand? how would you like to be told god hates you because you wear green on Fridays? we are who we are. you are who you are. neither should condemn or hurt the other. that in itself is a sin and a crime against humanity. the only reason you are "winning" this battle, if you would call it that, is simply because there are more of you. it doesn't mean you are right or doing the right thing. Hitler belonged to a large group of people but does that make what he did right? what are you going to say to god someday when he asks you why you were part of the oppression of a people? what are you going to say when he tells you he made us just like he made you? you can't call yourself a Christian and condemn what god has made. that is hypocritical. live and let live. stop the hate. stop the oppression. or get the fuck off the planet.