After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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HRC looking to get 500,000 signatures by May 17

By |2013-04-05T09:00:00-04:00April 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Human Rights Campaign is seeking to get 500,000 names on its Million For Marriage petition by May 17. The petition currently has 450,000 names.
In a letter to HRC supporters, HRC’s Cheryl Jacques wrote, “In just 10 days, same-sex couples will be issued marriage licenses for the first time in Massachusetts. As the newlyweds celebrate their marriages, we know that our ultra-conservative opponents will use this historic moment to viciously attack them and all GLBT families.”
Jacques urged everyone who supports marriage equality to not only sign the petition, but to urge other supporters to sign as well.
“Our voices – 500,000 loud and strong – will help counter the right-wing extremists’ wave of fear and lies, and will give hope and support to the couples about to marry in Massachusetts,” wrote Jacques.
Anti-gay marriage web site nogaymarriage.com claims to have 1,288,493 signatures on their petition opposing marriage equality.

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