From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/10/2006 10:05:30 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Massachusetts--How MA Citizens Can Help Fight Same-Sex Marriage

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

February 10, 2006

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Several bills have been introduced in Massachusetts which affect
families in general, but are not directly related to homeschooling.
While each of these bills would have real impact on families, HSLDA
generally limits its focus to bills which directly affect educational
freedom, parental rights, or religious liberties.

However, we are sending this message to families who want to get more
involved in family issues in Massachusetts.

The Article 8 Alliance describes itself as a "parental rights
organization" which has been formed to "end judicial tyranny, same-sex
'marriage,' and homosexual activist recruitment of our children in the
public schools." This group organized a mass protest of House Bill
1641, which would require "health education" -- which includes sex
education -- as a part of the core curriculum of public schools.

On January 31, over four hundred citizen activists crowded into a
legislative hearing room to oppose the bill. Governor Mitt Romney
responded to this public outcry by announcing, the next day, that he
is "against a proposal to require health education as a part of the
public school core curriculum," saying the decision to offer these
types of courses should rest with parents and local school boards.
Romney said, "I note that in my service as governor, I have never had
someone come up to me and say, 'You know what, my kids are just not
learning enough about sex in school; they're just not getting enough
of it.'" Instead, he said, "I have, however, had a number of people
tell me that they think we should have abstinence education in school,
that all the emphasis is on sex and preventive health practices but
there is nothing being spoken about abstinence."

To contact the Article 8 Alliance to support traditional marriage, you
can go online to or write
to them at the following address:

Article 8 Alliance
PO Box 1612
Waltham, MA 02454.

HSLDA strongly supports parental rights, and has officially concluded
that "same-sex marriage" undermines the natural and sacred rights of
parents. HSLDA supports the goals of the Article 8 Alliance but does
not officially endorse the organization.


Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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like this level of protection?

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