State Rep. Festa and a slap on the wrist for a night out with Fido
This is an e-mail conversation between a concerned constituent for traditional marriage and State Representative Michael Festa (D-Ma):Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:41 PM Subject: RE: Marriage Amendment Dear Paul, Thank you for contacting me regarding your support for the Massachusetts Protection of Marriage Amendment to the state Constitution and sharing with me the names of many who share your position. Please know that I will not vote for a Constitutional amendment that would define marriage in a manner that effectively takes away the rights of same-sex couples that are now protected by the Massachusetts Constitution. I cannot vote for any Constitutional amendment that does that, as a matter of conscience and because I believe that it sets a terrible precedent. Whenever we have amended the Constitution (federal or state), it has been to grant greater rights and protections for people (eg. women's suffrage, civil rights for minorities), not take them away. Again, thank you for contacting me regarding this issue. While I respect your view on this matter, I hope you understand that I cannot agree with it in regards to a Constitutional amendment. Sincerely, Mike Festa State Representative State House, Room 172 617-722-2018 617-722-2846 fax Hold on here. Isn't Rep. Festa the same rep. who introduced and sponsered a bill, Senate Bill 938, that would decriminalize sex acts with animals? Why, yes it is! Click here to get the full story of Rep. Festa and others who support and advocate sex with your next door neighbors pooch for just a small price. With this info are you surprised Rep. Festa would not support the NORMAL way to engage in sexual acts, in this case, traditional marriage? "It has been to grant greater rights and protections for people (eg. women's suffrage, civil rights for minorities), not take them away." I don't remember having a right to vote on a tradition that has been set in place for 6,000 years, do you? Oh, those is black robes now control our cultural fate. Stupid me, I forgot. (With my thumb and forefinger squeezing the bridge of my nose, my eyes closed, and me shaking my head) What a joke some of our legislative officials are. "I luv you long time for only five thousand dolla!" Only kidding. Just having some fun!!