The national homosexual group "Human Rights Campaign" is funding a quick push to inundate the State House. They are giving MassEquality a $25,000 matching grant. (And that's just what we know about.) This email was sent by the homosexual lobby group MassEquality to its supporters:
Dear xxxxx,It's time to put an end to a final strand of marriage discrimination in our Commonwealth: the discriminatory 1913 law that bars out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying here.
The Massachusetts Legislature is planning to take up legislation repealing this outdated law as early as next week. This is the result of intensive lobbying work we've done -- in partnership with the lead Senate champion of the bill, Dianne Wilkerson -- as well as the recent events in California.
Please take action to make sure this bill passes by contacting your legislators today to ask them to repeal the 1913 law.
The recent decision in favor of marriage equality in California, which has no similar law barring out-of-state couples, makes this all the more urgent. We should be encouraging committed couples to come to our state -- the first in the nation to have marriage equality -- to marry, not turning them away at the border.
Click here to send your legislators an email asking them to repeal the 1913 law.
We've brought on board two of the best lobbyists in the State House to help us finish the job on the 1913 law repeal. We need your help to pay for their work.
In fact, we have a special deal for you: for everyone who contributes at least $191.30 to this effort, we will send a note to former Governor Mitt Romney letting him know that a contribution of that amount was made to MassEquality in Mitt's honor to support repeal of the 1913 law (don't worry: we will not share your name with him). Romney turned to that law, which was used to limit the number of interracial marriages performed in Massachusetts, to reject out-of-state gay and lesbian couples.
Thanks, as always, for your support.
Marc Solomon Executive Director
P.S. GIVE NOW and your gift will be doubled -- matched dollar-for-dollar by a $25,000 grant provided by the Human Rights Campaign.
You can and MUST stop this.
Do not let the homosexual movement do this. Â
Even if you don't live in Massachusetts, you can still do something. You can call and email our 40 state Senators and read them the riot act. They need to hear from you.
And now you can send a fax to them, too! We've just set up a new system to send faxes to these Senators! You can compose your own message. It gives them a piece of paper to hold in their hands and read. (However, the faxing service is only available to people with a Massachusetts address.)
But everyone - please - take a minute or two to do something. They claim they've brought the "best lobbyists in the State House" to help them "finish the job." Don't let them beat you.
CLICK HERE to take action now: http://www.massresistance.org/fightback/1913_repeal.html