Now, what are his constitutional arguments against marriage equality? I would love to hear them. What parts of the Goodrige case does he not agree with? Quite frankly, his own personal religious views are not an acceptable argument. Senator Kerry does not represent solely Catholics. He supports the people of Massachusetts who come in many diverse religions and views. His political views that affect and represent us all need to be based on rational, constitutional arguments when it comes to civil rights.
[UPDATE: Per Senator Kerry’s policy staff, I was informed that Kerry has no constitutional or logical rationale at all. Rather, he uses his own personal view as a reason for not supporting marriage equality.]
Also, a great breakdown by GLAD of the differences between civil unions and civil marriages can be seen here. Those are the real differences between the two. Also, lets not forget that there was a study done in New Jersey where they implemented civil unions (and will upgrade them to marriages next year) which showed that civil unions create second class status.
Again, the people of Massachusetts have made our voices mightily clear on where we stand for marriage equality. Will Senator John Kerry join us?
Or at the least answer our call to issue and have a discussion on the merits of marriage equality.
If anyone would like to call our Senator John Kerry, you can do so at the numbers listed below:
Senator John Kerry:
Washington D.C. (202)-224-2742
Fall River (508)-677-0522