Zerbie has a blonde moment - you told us the OH House was initiating this adoption ban through the legislature and I missed it! Thanks for responding anyway, heheh! Hugs right back atcha, Sol!!!!!
I assume Equality OH has a significant membership base to alert and have them all contact state reps to oppose the thing. And we forumites could all personally contact people we know to put the alert out to our friends, families, and allies in OH to have them contact their reps, also. Let us know when this thing hits a committee hearing and we'll jump. At least, I will put notice out there to my friends and ask them to contact friends in OH.
Theoretically, I find the events in OH interesting b/c I'm fairly certain the marriage amendment passed there contains almost exactly the same wording as the proposed amendment we are fighing in AZ. Therefore, whatever spinoffs and Next Steps the anti-gays take in OH are a basis for us to speculate about what could happen here if the amendment were to pass here as well. Like, first they banned marriage and rolled back partner benefits, next comes a battle over domestic violence protections, then a battle for adoption rights. . .and so on. I think there's hardly any question that winning marriage bans emboldens them to come after *even more* basic things, like taking away rights and protections we may ACTUALLY have already, (although in some cases, we don't even have basic protections, depending upon your state and municipality).
Hmm - looks like I'm rambling incoherently now. Better get back to bed and sleep off this fever before I stop making any sense at all. Hey guys - look at the psychedlic pink elephant trumpeting through my room! Oh, hey, wait-a-minute!!!