Diane Gramley might be a bit worried about how awesome you guys have been about calling your State Senators to oppose the so-called protection of marriage amendment.
Here's what she shared with me today:
Senator Michael Brubaker is looking for co-sponsors of SB 1250, the Marriage Protection Amendment bill. Click here for a news release we issued earlier today – marriage is being assaulted to our north, east and south. We WILL be next, if steps are not taken to protect marriage.
Those who oppose this bill and would like to see same-sex marriage legalized are bombarding Senate offices asking them not to co-sponsor the bill.
Do they mean business? Equality Advocates and the ‘Value All Families Coalition’ are planning a statewide week of action next week to gain support for passing HB 1400 which would add ‘sexual orientation and gender identity or expression’ to the PA Human Relations Act. I can guarantee opposing SB 1250 will now be part of that statewide week of action.
OK, so she shared it with her entire email distribution list. Having been part of that list for over two years, I sense a shift in tone. Gramley knows that people who might feel a little so-so on gay marriage are likely to be more sympathetic to extending civil protections in employment, housing and so forth to LGBT individuals and families.
So keep up the good work. If you haven't done so, call your Senator and ask s/he to oppose the Marriage Amendment. Ask them about the PA Human Relations Act.
Diane thinks you mean business. Prove her right.