Wednesday, October 19, 2005

WCDP Chair Jimmy Rocha's LTE On Proposition 2

Dear Editor,

Defend, don't amend, the Texas Bill of Rights. Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" amendment, is unnecessary because Texas law already prohibits marriage between gay people. Passage would place the legal rights of contract, medical powers of attorney, and the rights of many adopted children at great risk; as well as possibly invalidating "Common-Law" Marriage. Why create second class citizenship?

Instead of solving the real problems of public education, health care, poverty and property tax relief, our current government chose to divide the community with this hurtful proposal. I agree with State Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) who stated on the floor of the Texas House, "I have never read the [Bible] verse where it says, "though shalt discriminate against those not like me." I have never read the verse where it says, "let's base our public policy on hate and fear and discrimination." Christianity to me is love and hope and faith and forgiveness-not hate and discrimination."

Live and Let Live----Please Vote Against Amendment 2.

Jimmy Rocha
Williamson County Democratic Party


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