I know, I know -- I'm beginning to sound like an ole broken record. But the thing is, it's important. You may live in one of those fortunate states, but the thing is, there are those states that are not nearly as fortunate. We need LGBT rights to be universal rights, not some crazyquilt map that you need to check every time you cross a state border.
Okay, okay... so five minutes is too much. Here's a handy-dandy e-letter you can paste onto your representative's blog, and send it off!
Dear (representative's name)
I am writing to you because I am concerned about the future of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) rights.
The vast majority of these people are hard working, peace-loving persons. This is why I find it so hard to believe that a majority of our representatives would not allow same-sex people to marry. They would not allow visits of people who love each other if the family objects. They even would not allow visits to a gravesite to say a final farewell.
I am strongly in favor of a nationwide guarantee of rights for all Americans. These are egregious wrongs, and they MUST be righted.