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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Amendent 2 Battle Heating Up

Amendment 2 Battle Heating Up

October 9th, 2008 by Whitney Ray

A coalition of groups representing retirees, educators, and others is
launching a million dollars TV campaign to fight Amendment 2. The
amendment is titled The Protection of Marriage Act, but opponents say
the amendment has grave consequences for couples who live together, gay
or not. Pastor Brent Copeland said he is a firm believer in Marriage.

“I think marriage should be held in honor among all people just as the letter to the Hebrews says. But I am opposed to amendment 2 because it would do real harm to people who are not married. The elderly couples that feel they cannot marry for economic reasons, and to people with domestic partnerships whose health and pension benefits could be taken away if this amendment should pass,” Copeland.

In one TV spot, an older couple describes the problems that could hit
seniors who are living together, but not married, it the amendment were
to pass. Say No to 2 says it will spend as much as it can raise to
defeat the amendment.