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01/22/2009

The Laramie Project II: Dishonoring Matt's life

by Jeremy Hooper

200901221021Wyoming's state nickname is the "Equality State." Unfortunately, the equality foes from Colorado's Focus on the Family are desperately trying to invalidate their neighboring state's peaceful promise. This from the AP:

Focus on the Family Action of Colorado Springs has been making telephone calls to voters in key Wyoming senate districts.

The group is trying to drum up support for Senate Joint Resolution 2. The measure would let Wyoming voters decide whether to amend the state constitution to specify that the state won't recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
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"Those phone calls are part of an effort to encourage and enable Wyomingites who care deeply about protecting marriage to contact their legislators," said Sonja Swiatkiewicz, director of issues response for Focus on the Family Action.

Swiatkiewicz said the calls began on Friday. She declined to disclose the cost of the effort or how many calls the group were being made.

Focus on the Family group lobbies for anti-gay-marriage bill [AP via Billings Gazette]

We've yet to hear what, exactly, the calls say. Focus on the Family's usual ad copy writer, Pinocchio, has yet to return our calls.

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Wyoming is only one of three states that had an anti-gay marriage law on the books before the Baehr decision in 96. I guess now they're going to try adding insult to injury by putting a constitutional amendment on top of it. Typical.

Posted by: Mike | Jan 22, 2009 12:25:43 PM

When are we gay people going to organize and adopt the tactics of FoF and ilk like them. Phone banking and direct mail seem to be the tools of their trade.

I know how to setup both.

Posted by: Tony P | Jan 22, 2009 1:24:08 PM

Well, let's just hope that this expenditure of funds results in more belt tightening at the fof. And maybe, just maybe, some of those annoying "television personalities" will be the next to get the axe. Or, at least, maybe a couple hundred more of the minions' jobs will be sacrificed at the alter of intolerance.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jan 22, 2009 8:55:41 PM

Ah yes ... their crusade will never be over. I just wrote a piece about the Westboro Baptist Church www.sokatie.com ...

Next up will be Christian terrorist organizations.

What part of love your neighbor don't these people understand?

Posted by: Katie | Jan 24, 2009 7:35:34 PM

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