On behalf of millions of gay and lesbian Americans, I write to denounce your decision to divide the American family by promoting an amendment that would insert discrimination into the United States Constitution. Your decision to use the grounds of the White HouseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬?America’s HouseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬?to advance discrimination is an insult to millions of fair minded Americans from all walks of life.
Mr. President, gay and lesbian Americans pay taxes, contribute to community and family life across our great nation, and worship the same all-loving and compassionate God. Thousands of gay and lesbian Americans, under your command, serve proudly in our nation’s military, fighting to win the war on terror and promoting liberty across the globe. Your effort to codify discrimination against our families, including men and women in uniform while the nation is at war, is offensive and unworthy of the office of the Presidency. Great Republican Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan have united Americans and appealed to our best hopes, not our worst fears.
–Patrick Guerriero, President of Log Cabin Republicans in an Open Letter to President Bush yesterday.