*Sign the Pledge: "I won't vote for anyone who supports the anti-gay amendment."
Dear Elected Official:
I pledge not to vote for, or otherwise support, any politician of any political party who supports the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which denies gay and lesbian Americans the same rights enjoyed by all other citizens. I also will not vote for, or otherwise support, any politician of any political party who supports any future amendments to the U.S. Constitution that deny equal rights to any group of Americans simply because of their race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
[46,841 People Have Signed the Pledge to Date]
"Stop Funding Anti-Gay Bigots"
Who in corporate America funds members of Congress who have endorsed the anti-gay constitutional amendment? Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) is the lead supporter of the amendment in the U.S. Senate. He has compared gay relationships to incest, adultery and bestiality, and he suggested that gay marriage was worse than the September 11 attacks. Links to find which companies donated to Santorum's re-election campaign in 2003, 2001 & 2002 and infromation to contact those companies are listed. To name a just few of these companies, CoCo~Cola, Etrade, Gateway, Sprint and United Airlines, [Click No 2 Santorum image to left and scroll down just below sign pledge.]
Also included on this page are links to Contact and Send Online Messages to Senators:
Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) and Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), Editorials and Recent News Articles.
"DontAmend Tampa Bay Marriage Equality Events and FMA Protests"
DATB, inconjunction with DontAmend.Com and local chapters across the nation, have held and will continue to hold Marriage Equality and Federal Marriage Amendment, FMA, Protest Rallies. Until the FMA is no longer a threat to GLBT's rights. Below are links to Protest Rally Photo Galleries, List of Supporting Co-Sponsors and Marriage Equality Resources.
Your Support and Participation in DATB's FMA Protest Rallies is Crucial. Check DATB's Media Releases & Take Action Alert Section for Our Next Scheduled Event.
Sign the Pledge, Join the Email List, Contact Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) & Tom Daschle (D-SD), Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) Stop Funding Anti-Gay Bigots, Background, Editorials, News Updates, Status of Gay Marriage Around the Globe & "Valentines Day ~ Day of Action".
*Newsweek Flash Photo Gallery: Marriage with "Controversy"
*Yahoo News Photos ~ Same-Sex Marriage Issues "Slideshow" 200+ Photos.
"Video Clips of CNN News Reports"
*CNN's David Mattingly on the Legal Limbo Facing Same-Sex Newlyweds in California.
*Radio Host Bernie Ward and FRC's Tony Perkins Debate Same-Sex Marriages.
*President Bush Calls Same-Sex Marriage 'Troubling.'
*CNN's David Mattingly on San Francisco's Same-Sex Marriage Licenses.
"National and International News Video Clips"
[DATB's Listing of Video & Audio Clip Free Downloads, Info & Instructions.]
"Click Video Camera to View Clips."
"A.P News Reports"
"Gay Marriage Stalls in Califorinia and Massachusetts" [1:25]
"NYC Rejects Gay Marriage Applications" [1:05]
"Gay Marriage Controversy Builds" [1:25]
"WFTS - ABC Action News Report"
Tampa Mayor's Order Extends Benefits to Workers' Same-Sex Partners.
"CBS News Report"
Bush Man Woman Only. [2:18]
"Tampa Bay 10 News Report"
Interviews R. Zeke Fread, DATB Coordinator & Organizer,
"On President Bush's Endorsement of Amendment to Ban Gay Marriages".
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"CBS News Report"
Oregon Gay Weddings Video Clip [1:54]
DontAmend Tampa Bay has been closely following the Federal Marriage Amendment, since first proposed by Rep. Ronnie Shows, D-MS, May 2002. TBC has voiced strong opposition to this amendment, was drafted by an anti-gay religious right group, The Alliance for Marriage. TBC expressed this opposition, in a May 16, 2002, Op~ED, titled, "Federal Marriage Amendment Rears Its Ugly Head", which reads in part:
"A Constitutional Amendment " The Federal Marriage Amendment" has reared its ugly head in the Capitol recently. And once again, we are faced with yet another religious rights attempt to force their anti-gay agenda of intolerance and bigotry down our throats."
DATB will hold a Press Conference and Rally, Match 20, 2004, to express opposition to President Bush's endorsement of and Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearings on the "Federal Marriage Amendment".
For information on what you can do to "Fight the Anti-Gay Federal Marriage Constitutional Amendment", which threatens the Rights of Gay, Lesbian & Unmarried Americans. Please, contact DontAmend Tampa Bay @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Effort to Ban Gay Marriage Fails in the Senate.
*Senate Republicans Struggle in Bid to Pass Gay Marriage Ban.
CNN's Carlos Watson Looks at the Amendment Issue.
"Fox News Report"
*Pros, Cons of Gay Marriage Measure.
"CNN News Report"
*Massachusetts Senate Votes to Repeal 1913 Law Excluding Out-of-State Gay Couples.
"WFTS News Report"
*Same-Sex Couples Again Denied Marriage Licenses in Tampa.
"WTSP News Report"
*Gay Couples Try for Marriage Licenses in Hillsborough.
"WFTS News Report"
*Massachusetts Ushers in Gay Marriage; Couples Apply for Nation's First Licenses.
"WTSP News Report"
*Marriage-License Applications Given to Same-Sex Couples in Massachusetts.
"CNN News Report"
Massachusetts to Allow Same-Sex Marriages Starting Monday.
"WTSP Tampa Bay's 10"
*Tampa Same Sex Couples Exchange Vows on Steps of Hillsborough Courthouse.
*Tampa Same Sex Couples Marry on Hillsborough County Courthouse Steps.
"Media Releases & Take Action Alerts"
"Video Clips of News Reports & Photo Galleries"
"DontAmend Tampa Bay"
DontAmend Campaign Tampa Bay
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Senator & Former Pitcher Jim Bunning Has His Panties in Bunch Over the Gay Marriage.
[This is Hilarious, You Will LOL, Must Watch.]
"Marriage Protection Act of 2004 H.R.3313"
On July 22, 2004, the House of Representatives passed legislation to strip the Supreme court and other federal courts of their jurisdiction to rule on challenges by gay and lesbians to have their Massachusetts same-sex unions recognized by states elsewhere. Passage of this legislation is an attempt to overcome President Bush and Republican party's failure to advance the Federal Marriage Amendment. The party-line vote is blatant election-year politics, to serve as a means to appease social conservatives, President Bush and the Republicans major supporters. The Marriage Protection Act of 2004, is the newest threat to "Marriage Equality" now goes to the Senate.
*Anti-Gay Group Takes on Ford Motor Company Head-On, Calls For Boycott.
*Click Here For Ford Motor Company Contact Information to "Take Action"
"Winter Pr!de Tampa Bay ~ Bringing Pride Back to Our Community"
DontAmend Tampa Bay is proud to be on the Board of Directors and Organizing Committee of the "Inaugural Winter Pr!de Tampa Bay". The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners may have banned the recognition of Gay Pride displays or events throughout the county, but, they can not and will not ban the pride we feel in ourselves and our community. On February 25th. 2006, we are bringing "Pride Back to Tampa Bay". Learn the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why of "Winter Pr!de Tampa Bay" by clicking WPTB Logo or Link below.
Your participation and help is needed to bring "Pride Back to Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay".
STOP the Constitutional Amendment to Ban Same-Sex Marriages
DontAmend Tampa Bay, (Tampa Bay Coalition), is the Local Chapter of the National DontAmend.Com, The Equality Campaign, Inc. Dedicated to Defeating the Marriage Protection Act, State and Federal Constitutional
Amendments and Fighting for Equal Civil Rights for All GLBT Americans.
DATB's Annual Valentines Day GLBT Family Pride Rally.