marriage equality in MA is under fire

It appears that early this morning a mass email was distributed to
Massachusetts citizens titled “Urgent: Help restore traditional
marriage in Massachusetts”. The email, penned by the radical right
American Family Association, is in response to the upcoming June 14
vote in the Massachusetts legislature which will determine whether
or not marriage equality will go to a ballot. This email

Massachusetts is the only state in the nation which
legally condones and encourages homosexual marriage. If we can join
together to defeat this radical agenda, it will send a strong
message to our political leadership nationwide. You need to know
that powerful forces, including the governor, attorney general, and
house speaker are now pressuring your state legislators to vote
against it. Take action…”

The email encourages donations, phone calls to representatives and
forwarding the message of hate along to friends and family.

What can we do to counter this message? If you live in
Massachusetts, visit for an
action center complete with legislator contact info and
volunteering forms. If you don’t live in Massachusetts, let’s
harness the power of our social networks and activate our community
to stand up for equality. MassEquality is launching an aggressive
multi-media campaign to get its message out. We’ve embedded one of
the videos below.

Copy and paste the URL into an email and distribute it to your
contact book. Link to the video on your MySpace page. Embed the
video into a blog post and let people know what’s happening in
Masschusetts. Let’s stand up for equality by standing up for