Monthly Archives: March 2011

Say “I do” Mr. President

Mr. President, the time to end exclusion from marriage is now. We ask you to complete your journey and join us, and the majority of Americans, who support the freedom to marry.

Same-sex couples are often denied:

  • hospital visitation when there’s been an accident or illness
  • the ability to obtain “family” health coverage
  • taxation and inheritance rights
  • their role as parent of their children
  • even protection in case the relationship ends.

There are over 1,100 protections and responsibilities denied to same-sex couples in long-term committed relationships including access to health care, parenting  rights, social security, veterans and survivor benefits, and transfer of property—and that doesn’t include several hundred state and local laws, protections conferred by employers, or the intangible security, dignity, respect, and meaning that comes with marriage.  Excluding committed same-sex couples from marriage means shutting out families from the safety and security created by these protections and responsibilities.

Please take a moment to sign this letter….if someone tryed to make your marriage not count, I’d sign for you.

Co-sign Freedom to Marry’s open letter to the President asking him to support the freedom to marry.

NO Defense for DOMA

On a quiet winter day a couple of weeks ago, something amazing happened.  The United States under President Obama and his Justice Department decided not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.  And why you might ask?  Well of course…


The Blog is Back….

Ah computers… Tried to improve on the blog site for Ptownwest and ended up crashing it for a day or 2, just when we were getting started! So we are back up and more topics coming soon… So since it…