Tuesday, December 08, 2009

NJ Marriage Equality

I found this link on my friend Geoff's Gay in Public blog: a calling tool which finds and connects you with your state senator, so you can tell them how you feel about marriage equality. I just called the office of my senator, Barbara Buono, and urged her to support S1967, which would legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey. With Christie on his way in as governor, Thursday's vote might be the last serious chance to pass this bill and get it approved for a few years. And people shouldn't have to wait that long to get married.

As for the Courage Campaign's calling tool, it's excellent. Before I called, I looked around, trying to find info on where Sen. Buono stood on the issue. I could have saved myself the trouble, since before placing the call, it a) confirmed that Sen. Buono is my district's senator, and b) told me that her position on the issue is "unknown." Hopefully, my call (and yours, and yours) will help convince her to take a stand for equality, on the right side of history. (I should also note that before the call connected with her office, there was a recording from the courage campaign with some brief coaching on how to approach the call. It's all easy as pie.)

So call today. And call tomorrow. Even if you're not gay, this is important. None of us are free until we all are free.

Update: The vote's been postponed. Fingers crossed.



Geoff said...

Thanks for sharing! This Thursday's vote is our most urgent yet. And I really don't want to have to move to another state to have equal rights.

Rob S. said...

Don't move! We need you here, man!

Geoff said...

But Massachusetts is so nice this time of year!