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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Log Cabin Republicans Urge Senate to Reject Any Anti-Family Constitutional Amendment
(Washington, DC)—As the Senate Judiciary Committee convenes to once again consider an anti-family Constitutional amendment, the Log Cabin Republicans call on the Senate to reject any attempt to write discrimination into our Constitution. “Log Cabin Republicans and the majority of Americans oppose any attempt to write discrimination into the Constitution. Yesterday’s weak attempts to sugarcoat a discriminatory amendment should be rejected by our Senate,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Patrick Guerriero.

“Log Cabin’s position has not changed. The far right should leave our sacred Constitution alone. Yesterday the far right unveiled a so-called ‘new’ amendment that attempts to disguise their true discriminatory purposes by playing games with the language they use. For a group that routinely criticizes over-zealous activist lawyers, they seem to have no problem using legal double-talk to try to disguise their true intentions. What the far right is really trying to do is figure out the most politically palatable way to write discrimination into the Constitution. There is no way to do so. You can’t disguise discrimination. Their strategy has changed, their motives have not,” continued Guerriero.


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EQUALITY CALIFORNIA FIGHTS AMENDMENT WITH LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS
“Equality California is committed to working with the Log Cabin Republicans to defeat any proposed amendment to our nation’s Constitution that would discriminate against gay and lesbian Americans by making them second class citizens,” stated Geoffrey Kors, Executive Director of Equality California. “Log Cabin Republicans have taken a strong and difficult stand within the Republican Party. Equality California will continue its efforts to stop a constitutional amendment and build alliances with those who support full equality.”


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HRC: CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER JOHN LEWIS TESTIFIES AGAINST CHANGING CONSTITUTION

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., delivered powerful testimony today against a discriminatory change to the Constitution, said the Human Rights Campaign. In testifying before the full Senate Judiciary Committee today, Rep. Lewis joined Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., constitutional scholar Cass R. Sunstein and Phyllis Bossin, chair of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association in opposition to changing the Constitution to be a tool for discrimination.

"I am opposed to any amendment that seeks to write discrimination into the Constitution," said Rep. Lewis. "I believe amending the Constitution on this issue is an irrational and radical step that seeks to undermine the civil rights of our citizens."

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