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"Better Angels" Video: A Warning from WI to MA

MassEquality, the org protecting marriage equality in Massachusetts, just premiered a new documentary video, “Better Angels,” at House Parties all across the state.

The DVD is being sent to all Massachusetts legislators with one simple message: Only they have the power to stop the discriminatory anti-equality marriage amendment from going on the ballot – and starting a divisive, ugly campaign that we very well could lose.

Watch the video here.

From MassEquality:

The documentary film shows us what happened just two years ago in Wisconsin, when supporters of equality lost a campaign to prevent a similar discriminatory anti-gay amendment from being written into the Wisconsin Constitution.

Activists and legislators in Wisconsin thought they could win. They ran a strong, well-funded campaign in what is normally a very progressive, LGBT-friendly state. But despite strong endorsements across the state and encouraging poll numbers, they lost by a wide margin.

And the same thing could happen here.

It’s wrong to let one group of people vote on the basic rights of another group of people – and history has shown that when initiatives that restrict minority rights are put to a popular vote, they almost always prevail. We believe this video helps make that strong case to legislators as they prepare to take a final vote on this discriminatory amendment – and we are so excited to share it with you.

p.s. The Chair of the MA Dems is pressuring national-level dems to pressure MA legislators to vote against the anti-equality amendment.  Not because it’s the right thing to do, but because having a full-fledged amendment battle raging in MA during the next election will not benefit national Dem prospects.  It may be more of the usual LGBTs-at-the-hands-of-political-expediency, but at least it might work in our favor for a change!

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“Better Angels” Video: A Warning from WI to MA

MassEquality, the org protecting marriage equality in Massachusetts, just premiered a new documentary video, “Better Angels,” at House Parties all across the state.

The DVD is being sent to all Massachusetts legislators with one simple message: Only they have the power to stop the discriminatory anti-equality marriage amendment from going on the ballot – and starting a divisive, ugly campaign that we very well could lose.

Watch the video here.

From MassEquality:

The documentary film shows us what happened just two years ago in Wisconsin, when supporters of equality lost a campaign to prevent a similar discriminatory anti-gay amendment from being written into the Wisconsin Constitution.

Activists and legislators in Wisconsin thought they could win. They ran a strong, well-funded campaign in what is normally a very progressive, LGBT-friendly state. But despite strong endorsements across the state and encouraging poll numbers, they lost by a wide margin.

And the same thing could happen here.

It’s wrong to let one group of people vote on the basic rights of another group of people – and history has shown that when initiatives that restrict minority rights are put to a popular vote, they almost always prevail. We believe this video helps make that strong case to legislators as they prepare to take a final vote on this discriminatory amendment – and we are so excited to share it with you.

p.s. The Chair of the MA Dems is pressuring national-level dems to pressure MA legislators to vote against the anti-equality amendment.  Not because it’s the right thing to do, but because having a full-fledged amendment battle raging in MA during the next election will not benefit national Dem prospects.  It may be more of the usual LGBTs-at-the-hands-of-political-expediency, but at least it might work in our favor for a change! (more…)

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