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1/24/2005 4:53:11 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Wyoming--Calls Needed to Defend Marriage!

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January 24, 2005


Wyoming--Calls Needed to Defend Marriage!


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

House Bill 184 would defend the traditional institution of marriage.
It has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where the
chairman has indicated that he will take no action. Your calls are
needed to gain a fair hearing for this bill!


ACTION REQUESTED

Please call and e-mail Chairman Jack Landon, and ask him to bring HB
184 before the committee. He can be reached at home, (307) 672-8431,
and via the House Receptionist, (307) 777-7852 and by e-mail
jlandon@house.wyoming.com


BACKGROUND

Homeschooling is legal in America because the Supreme Court ruled, in
1925, that "the child is not the mere creature of the state." In
Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925), the United States
Supreme Court struck down an Oregon law that would have abolished all
private schools. This case limited the power of the state over
families, and our freedoms today are based on this firm legal
foundation.

However, parental rights are not a gift from the state, but from God.
When a man and a woman pledge their lives to one another in marriage,
they create a family government. Each child born to that couple comes
under the loving control of those parents, who have the duty and
obligation to prepare their children for adult life. When the state
attempts to intrude on the family unit it violates the inalienable
rights of parents.

The drive to redefine marriage is a post-modern effort to set aside
the laws of nature and of nature's God in favor of a politically
correct agenda.

Voters around the country overwhelmingly support traditional marriage.
Eleven states enacted marriage protection amendments last November.
One Louisiana court tried to overturn a law that 78% of the voters
supported, but the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed the ruling of the
lower court. Similarly, a federal judge in Florida recently dismissed
a case to overturn that state's defense of marriage law. Your phone
calls will help make sure the people's voice is heard!

Sincerely,


Scott Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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