In a recent Dear Abby advice column, (now written by Abby’s daughter Jeanne Phillips) a reader who was torn on how to vote over Minnesota’s pending constitutional ban on same-sex marriage asked Abby’s opinion on the subject and how to vote.
Abby’s (well Jeanne’s) advice. VOTE AGAINST THE BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE:
My mother, Pauline Phillips, the founder of the Dear Abby column, taught me as a young girl that when we are faced with a tough decision that affects another person, it is important to consider how we would want to be treated. No one would want to be told that it is illegal to marry the person they love, but that is exactly what this amendment would do. I was raised to believe that each and every one of us has intrinsic value. Excluding some citizens from their basic rights and freedoms because of who they are is wrong.
So please take my advice; VOTE NO on the marriage amendment in November – and please encourage everyone you know to do the same. Special interests who are trying to pass this amendment will pump millions of dollars into Minnesota. Minnesotans United for All Families needs your help to tell the truth about why this amendment is wrong. Please rush a donation today – before the October 13 midnight deadline – to help Minnesotans United meet their goal and defeat this hurtful amendment. Time is running out! Thank you for standing up for all families. Love is love, regardless of gender.
“…taught me as a young girl that when we are faced with a tough decision that affects another person, it is important to consider how we would want to be treated”
It’s as easy as that.
Thank you Abby and Jeanne. You’ve always been a class act.