Yesterday, we brought you news of the religious right's rising campaign against the state domestic partnership bill, which would expand the partnership law to extend virtually ever right of marriage to registered same-sex couples. Their strategy, it seems, is to target senators (mostly Democrats) from swing districts into reversing their support for the bill. Now they've posted seven deceptive videos on YouTube—no word on whether these are actually running on the teevee—singling out the senators they want folks to contact. Here's one aimed at senator Chris Marr (D-6) that claims passing the bill would "redefine marriage" and result in "teaching that gay marriage is normal and healthy in public schools."
This ad only uses the word "marriage," never acknowledging that the bill only applies to domestic partnerships. Conservatives often claim that they don't oppose granting equal rights to gay couples; they want to preserve the institution of marriage. Well, this bill would preserve "marriage." So these ads—this fight—isn't about protecting their sacred word or their unions: They're blatantly fighting to deny equal rights.
Phone numbers for the lawmakers groups are targeting are here. And you can find your legislator's contact info here.