"I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance. Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"
Right-o. We'd feel more secure with, say, fewer unprovoked wars in the Middle East, but maybe that's just us. In any case, we're calling our senators this morning to make sure they oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment, which they're voting on today. If you're so inspired -- and by "inspired" we mean revulsed by this cynical, fishily timed, hate-/fear-mongering effort to "write discrimination into the Constitution" while so many other urgent issues are crying out for attention -- please do so, too. Whether or not you think the amendment has a chance, and even if you know where your people stand, they need to know just how strong their constituents feel. Join the Human Rights Campaign's efforts here.