Letter To The Editor: Only Biological Women Should Be Members of DAR

Dear editor: We are a biological women’s organization. … What was the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution thinking when it REQIURED we make this change at the chapter level?

CS
CSD Staff

October 20, 20232 min read

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Dear editor:

I live in Massachusetts and am a life-time member of the DAR. I am so grateful for your covering of our organization. I read your article and thought you should be aware that this is a national membership issue and Ms. Lindsay is just the scapegoat for the NSDAR national organization. God bless her for exercising her First Amendment right. 

I, too, am in opposition of the bylaw change. I am not withdrawing my membership because, frankly, I have invested 10 years of my life into the DAR and am truly a Daughter of the American Revolution! I will not stand down on the topic of transgender “women” being admitted into the DAR. 

We are a biological women’s organization. In Massachusetts, it is easy to have your birth certificate changed. It is only money. In Maryland, it costs $10 to have your birth certificate sex changed.

What was the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution thinking when it REQUIRED we make this change at the chapter level?! I know for a fact that the chapter in Port Tobacco, Maryland, immediately lost 26 members after the vote at theContinental Congress in Washington. 

The chapter membership was not adequately informed about the upcoming vote that took place in Washington, D.C., and the membership is angry! Count me as one of the angry ones. Many feel betrayed, hurt and don’t know what to do.

I am exercising my First Amendment right by writing you. Please help keep this story alive! I live in a very liberal state, and I continue to hold the values my ancestor fought for. 

We are still the home of the brave! I count your paper as one of the brave!

God Bless America and your publication!

Susan Wetzel

Hingham, MA

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