Federal legislation introduced to force 'gay marriage' on states
Urgent: Send an email to your representative today.
September 15, 2009
Congressional supporters of homosexual marriage are launching an effort today to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which directs the federal government to recognize only man-woman unions as marriages.
This law, signed by Democrat president Bill Clinton, also protects states from being forced to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
DOMA provides absolutely critical protections for the institution of natural marriage, as well as protecting the right of individual states under the Tenth Amendment to define marriage as they see fit without being dictated to by the federal government.
If DOMA falls, the door will be wide open for activist judges to order one state after another to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
In all 30 states where citizens have been given the chance to vote on whether one-man, one-woman marriage should be protected in their state constitutions, marriage has won convincingly. Another 15 states or so have state laws that define marriage exclusively as the union of one man and one woman.
The people in state after state have made it clear that they do not want the federal government tampering with the time-honored definition and understanding of marriage.
But gay marriage supporters such as Congressman Jerrold Nadler, lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and homosexual Congressman Jared Polis are determined to trample on the right of the people to protect the sacred institution of marriage.
E-mail your member of Congress today and urge politely, but firmly, that he or she oppose any and all attempts at a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The stakes could not be higher.
It is very important that you forward this action alert to your friends and family members.