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Vol. XXII
No. 4
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July/August
2006

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WISCONSIN

Marriage Amendment Passes House

In February 2006, we asked Home School Legal Defense Association members in Wisconsin to support Senate Joint Resolution 53, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would protect traditional marriage. In March, thanks in part to the many calls state representatives received from homeschoolers, the Wisconsin House passed the resolution 62 to 31!

Since S.J.R. 53 has already passed the Wisconsin Senate and does not need the governor’s signature, it was deposited in the office of the secretary of state on Wednesday, March 22. But this measure still needs your support. In November 2006, the marriage amendment will go to voters via a statewide referendum. We need your vote to make this amendment a reality!

The proposed amendment states, “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid and recognized as a marriage in the state. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.”

Remember to vote in favor of the amendment in November, and encourage others to do so as well.

— by Christopher J. Klicka