I don’t read Andrew Sullivan’s blog very often, but ever since President Bush announced publicly that he will support and pursue an Amendment to the Constitution protecting the “sanctity of marriage,” Sullivan has been posting his own deeply moving reactions to Bush’s speech as well as a number of emails he has received from a wide variety of people criticizing the announcement. The overall effect is pretty powerful–people from a variety of political positions sharing their reactions, their feelings of betrayal or loss or shock that our leader could write discrimination into the Constitution through the Federal Marriage Amendment. It’s a truly effective use of blogging, using the medium’s personal immediacy to express opposition to Bush’s actions and to find comfort in the reactions of others.
Once you’ve read the reactions of Sullivan and his readers, go here and voice your opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment. Also, a small request: consider mentioning this petition in your blog. I’m not sure how seriously people take these petitions, but I do think it’s important that people voice their opposition to this amendment clearly.