The Home School Court Report
No. 3

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Unlikely Victory

In 2005, the Idaho Legislature considered a bill that would have added a referendum to the November ballot, giving voters the opportunity to vote for or against a state constitutional amendment making same-sex marriages illegal. The bill failed despite homeschoolers' efforts to get it passed.

This year, when Barry Peters of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators alerted Home School Legal Defense Association about the bill's re-introduction into the legislature, we wondered whether we would have enough time to get the word out to families across the state. HSLDA quickly alerted all our e-lert subscribers in Idaho, many of whom immediately called their representatives. Their swift action was rewarded. The bill passed both the House and the Senate and will now appear on the November 2006 ballot, allowing voters to decide whether their state will ban same-sex marriages.

We praise God for this unlikely victory!

— by Christopher J. Klicka