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Gay Marriage in Mass.

Starting in May, Massachusetts will be the first state to legalize gay marriage! Unfortunately, on February 11, legislators will vote on whether to move to amend the State Constitution to define marriage as "the union between one man and one woman." No amendment will be in place before the legalization in MA, but it's important to KEEP it legal. If you live in MA, contact your legislators and let them know what you think.

Our own MA Senator and democratic presidential nominee front runner John Kerry has said that while he supports domestic partnership rights, he opposes Gay Marriage. He considers marriage a union sanctified by the Church... What? Whose church? Which church? Isn't there supposed to be a separation between church and state? I don't have a church... and I would never belong to one that had a problem with two people loving and committing themselves to each other, regardless of gender, race, or creed. Beyond that, I know that there are churches out there that support the idea of same-sex marriages. What about THOSE churches? If YOUR church tells you not to marry someone of your own gender, please feel free not to. No one is going to force YOU into a gay marriage. That doesn't mean your church should tell anyone else how to run their lives.

I believe very strongly in the sanctity of marriage. I believe that it involves a sacred promise and a commitment to your partner that should not be broken. If you're afraid that someone else's marriage is going to effect the sanctity of your own, I suggest the problem is more with your marriage than with theirs.

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