September 11 Email: Body
Wednesday, March 13, 2002 9:03 AM
rise above it
Dear Mr Feinberg,
Please rise above the excuse that you don't want to contradict state law in
compensating the gay partners of the
Sept 11th tragedy.
Surely the federal government is able to establish a criterion for
determining who is a bona fide partner in a gay relationship (shared address
and evidence of a commitment for starters) for the purpose of this fund
being administered equitably. Doing so would not change or violate any
state's law. It would simply be a little more effort for your staff. Did the
gays involved in rescue efforts on 911 stop to think about how much effort
it would be to rescue other Americans?
The terrorists changed all the rules.
It's up to us to set things right.
It's up to YOU to act with courage, as did the heros of 911, straight or gay.
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