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2/9/2006 3:39:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Idaho--Calls Needed to Support Marriage

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February 9, 2006

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Now is your opportunity to support traditional marriage.

The Idaho House has already passed House Joint Resolution 2, which
allows a marriage amendment to go to the voters this upcoming
election. HJR 2 is now in the Senate State Affairs Committee.

If HRJ 2 is passed by both the House and Senate, the issue will go to
the people and you will have the opportunity to vote for traditional
marriage during the next elections.

HRJ 2 states:

"The question to be submitted to the electors of the State of Idaho
at the next general election shall be as follows:

Shall Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be
amended by the addition of a new Section 28, to provide that a
marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union
that shall be valid or recognized in this state?"

Your right to homeschool rests on another freedom: the freedom to
direct the education and upbringing of your children. Your parental
rights, in turn are supported by the sanctity of marriage. Anything
that undermines marriage may ultimately undermine parental rights.

Amending the Idaho constitution will protect the concept of marriage
from activist state judges. Without this amendment, an activist judge
out of step with the citizens will one day redefine marriage for us
and allow same sex marriages.

Action Requested:

Call as many members of the Senate State Affairs Committee members
below and give them this message:

"Please vote for HJR 2. Give citizens an opportunity to have their
voices heard in support of preserving traditional marriage."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

Senate State Affairs Committee members:

Chair Don M. Burtenshaw
District 35, Terreton
1603 N. 1000 E., Terreton, 83450-5033
Home (208) 663-4493
Bus (208) 663-4492
FAX (208) 663-4499

Vice Chair Curt McKenzie
District 12, Nampa
1911 Candlewood Dr., Nampa, 83686
Home (208) 468-1027
Bus (208) 319-2600
FAX (208) 319-2601

Denton Darrington
District 27, Declo
302 S. Hwy. 77, Declo, 83323
Home (208) 654-2712

Robert L. Geddes
District 31, Soda Springs
370 Mountain View Ave., Soda Springs, 83276
Home (208) 547-2423
FAX (208) 334-2320

Bart M. Davis
District 33, Idaho Falls
2638 S Bellin Circle, Idaho Falls, 83402
Home (208) 529-4993
Bus (208) 522-8100
FAX (208) 522-1334

Joe Stegner
District 7, Lewiston
216 Prospect Blvd., Lewiston, 83501
Home (208) 743-3032
FAX (208) 798-8016

Brad Little
District 11, Emmett
P.O. Box 488, Emmett, 83617-0488
Home (208) 365-6566
Bus (208) 365-4611
FAX (208) 365-4615

Clint Stennett
District 25, Ketchum
P.O. Box 475, Ketchum, 83340
Home (208) 726-8106
Bus (208) 788-4504
FAX (208) 788-4444

Edgar J. Malepeai
District 30, Pocatello
585 S. 19th, Pocatello, 83201
Home (208) 232-2038
Bus (208) 237-1300
FAX (208) 237-1350

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely,


Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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