Thursday, October 26, 2006

Voting "NO" to a proposed amendment in Wisconsin on Nov. 7th

The following post is not to be confused with "All things Racine" as the Kringleshpere is about all things Racine...but in my opinion, it does have bearing and consequences to alot of the citizens of Racine and elsewhere. Thus I felt it is important to get the message out to as many people as possible.

If anyone reads this and feels like passing it on to others via other blogs and or emails, feel free. The more people hear and understand the implications of what I am about to blog about, the more informed I feel they will be in making their decisions on Novemeber 7th, 2006.

I do not normally beg friends and family for favors but this one has consequences for me personally.

As it comes time this November 7th to go to the polls to vote for your local and state government representitives, there will also on that day be a section on the ballet talking about a constitutional amendment to outlow "gay marraige".
The wording may be misleading on what they are asking you to do but the reasoning behind the choice being on the ballet IS NOT a simple yes or no vote.

You see....some legislators in their "infinite wisdom" (not) wish to preclude same sex couples, unmarried couples and other alternative families from having the same benifits (insurance, mortage rights, childrearing rights, the right to visist their loved ones in a hospital ICU and a plathora of other things) that these people right now are NOT entitled to but with time and temperence they may be able to enjoy.

If this amendment is passed on November 7th, people with "signifigant others" with whom they share their lives with will NEVER get the chance at having these things.

So if anyone has friends or family that are in the above situations (and look closely because you all probably do) then I implore you to vote NO in passing this amendment. New Jersey is taking a 21st century step forward by trying to allow benifits to domestic partners and that is the way that alot of people (myself included) would like to see happen in Wisconsin and across the country as a whole.

If this amendment in Wisconsin is passed there will not be a chance for us ever to enjoy what we should be entitled to as human beings.

Justy because some of us do not take the "traditional" way of doing things, does not mean we should be punished. And that is exactly what this amendment will do. It will punish me.

And I do NOT deserve to be punished. I just want to be sure that if something would happen to my signifigant other , I would be able to visit him in the hospital without going through massive red tape, I could make the determination as to weather surgery is needed for him and god forbid he would die, I would still be able to share in what we may have built together as partners both financially and physically.

Read on for the decision that was brought down in New Jersy and think hard and heavy before heading to the polls on November 7th.

For those of you reading this in other states or in other countries, it is time you all think of these things also. Granted the decision in New Jersy still has to work it's way through the various hurdles in order to become law but with a governer who supports these initiatives, it will probably stand a good chance at passing....

We are living in the 21st century and we have come so far in alot of aspects but as of yet, as far as it relates to people's rights, we seem to be moving backwards to the point of being in "1600 America" if not before.

Thank you all for your time and have a good day.

Read on for the related story as the Milwaukee Journal Online posted it:
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