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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:36 PM
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Hey, remember Sen. Kohl? (D, WI) Thank him today for changing his mind to support equality
I give him credit for changing his vote on this important issue.



Hey, remember Sen. Kohl? Thank him today for changing his mind to support equality

Wisconsins quieter Senator Herb Kohl recently confirmed that he would co-sponsor a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). That means there are now enough votes in hand on the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass S. 598, the Respect for Marriage Act, out of committee.

The RFMA would not only repeal DOMA but also "restores the rights of all lawfully married couplesincluding same-sex couplesto receive the benefits of marriage under federal law."

Its a long time coming, and sadly the act still faces an uphill battle in the full House and Senate but this is happening. A majority of Americans now support marriage equality, and President Obama has signaled his openness to the idea by refusing to continue defending DOMA in the courts and declaring it unconstitutional.
So today, be sure to drop Sen. Kohl a line to say thanks for his change of heart (Kohl voted for DOMA in 1996). And while youre at it, let Sen. Johnson know how you feel about marriage equality, too. .......




http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=3...

Thank Kohl at:

http://kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Contact Johnson--a TeaPary Repug who beat Russ Feingold!:

http://ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:38 PM
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1. I like your spin! Positive politics are good politics!!
I always say thank you when someone does something nice for me and my partner. :0)
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:41 PM
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2. I tend to be critical too often but a Thank You is important when due.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 04:05 PM
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3. Please send Ronnie a message....
...to resign and quit embarrassing Wisconsin.
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 04:06 PM
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4. Excellent news
Everyone deserves equality... No exceptions.
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 04:08 PM
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5. Herb has been pretty good lately. He voted against the gutting of the EPA recently, as well.
I'll have to drop him another letter with a 'thumbs up'.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 05:47 AM
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6. Thanks. I spoke a few words with him at the Welcome home to the Dem 14
senators. Just a thanks for showing up.
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