A Letter of Support from Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings

June 27, 2012 at 2:43pm

Dear Minnesotans,

 

For seven years I've had the privilege to play professional football in the state of ten thousand lakes, and the time I've been able to spend here has been wonderful.

 

Unfortunately, now there's something happening that's not quite so wonderful; in fact, it's actually fairly despicable. I'm speaking of the Marriage Amendment that's due to be voted on in November of this year, an amendment that promotes nothing but discrimination and prejudice against a significant subset of our population.

 

Go here to donate: http://www.VoteNo.MN– your contribution will go directly into media including TV, Radio and Digital efforts to help protect our constitution and the rights for all couples to marry in Minnesota. 

 

 

Gay people are not monsters. They're everyday people just like you and I, with all that entails. Gays and lesbians hold jobs, they go out to parties, they even watch football (you've probably sat next to several at a game and were entirely unable to tell the difference). They dress their children in the morning for school, go to church, and even fight over the remote. Sadly, gay people are still forbidden the basic civil and relationship rights of marriage that heterosexuals enjoy, and this amendment would carve that into stone for perpetuity. 

 

Who are we to say what others should be able to do in their lives? Who are we to determine the happiness of two people that love each other, cherish each other, and just happen to be of the same sex? Who are we to forever discriminate against future generations by making it law - LAW, the instrument of justice - to promote injustice and inequity? 

 

Go here to donate: http://www.VoteNo.MN – your contribution will go directly into media including TV, Radio and Digital efforts to help protect our constitution and the rights for all couples to marry in Minnesota.

 

For make no mistake, it is definitely an injustice; civil unions and domestic partnerships do not provide the same cultural or legal benefits as marriage - almost 1,200 fewer legal protections and responsibilities from the federal government alone.

 

So please, join me, and thousands of Minnesotans in saying no to this Marriage Discrimination Amendment, this declaration of intolerance. A world of divisive hate is not the world I want my children (or any children) to grow up in, and I urge you to help me stand fast against the ever encroaching threat of fear and discrimination.

 

Go here to donate: http://www.VoteNo.MN – your contribution will go directly into media including TV, Radio and Digital efforts to help protect our constitution and the rights for all couples to marry in Minnesota. Vote NO on the Marriage Discrimination Amendment. Vote no on inequality.

 

Sincerely,

Chris Kluwe

 

http://www.VoteNo.MN