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5/18/2006 3:05:03 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
North Carolina--Calls Needed for Defense of Marriage Amendment

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May 18, 2006

North Carolina--Calls Needed for Defense of Marriage Amendment

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Senate Bill 1228 introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly on
May 10, 2006, is legislation which proposes a constitutional amendment
to protect traditional marriage. It would define marriage as "The
union of one woman and one man at one time. The uniting of two persons
of the same sex or the uniting of more than two persons of any sex in
a marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar
relationship would not be recognized in North Carolina."

Members of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives need
to know that homeschooling families support this legislation. Your
calls, emails, and letters to your state senator and representative
will greatly encourage them to pass this important legislation.

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

Amending the North Carolina constitution will protect marriage from
activist state judges. Without this amendment, an activist judge, out
of step with the citizens, will one day redefine marriage for
everyone.

At this time Senate Bill 1228 is in the Committee on Rules and
Operations of the Senate. Please join in this fight to preserve the
traditional definition of marriage and family in North Carolina by
contacting members of the committee and your own state senator and
representative today!

Action Requested:

(1) Please call or write (both would be better) members of the
Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate and your own state
senator and representative with this message:

"Please support Senate Bill 1228, the Defense of Marriage Amendment,
which would preserve traditional marriage by defining it as between
one man and one woman at one time."

Since this issue effects more than just the homeschooling community,
there is no need to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

The contact information for members of the Committee on Rules and
Operations of the Senate is as follows:

Sen. Tony Rand--Chairman, (D)
300-C Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 733-9892
Tonyr@ncleg.net

Sen. Walter Dalton--Vice Chairman, (D)
523 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 715-3038
Walterd@ncleg.net

Sen. Tom Apodaca--Ranking Minority Member, (R)
1127 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 733-5745
Toma@ncleg.net

Sen. Charles Albertson, (D)
525 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 733-5705
Charliea@ncleg.net

Sen. Phil Berger, (R)
1026 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 733-5708
philbe@ncleg.net

Sen. C.W. Bland, (D)
313 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919)733-6275
peteb@ncleg.net

Sen. Andrew Brock, (R)
1119 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 715-0690
Andrewb@ncleg.net

Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, (D)
408 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 715-8331
Danielc@ncleg.net

Sen. Katie Dorsett, (D)
2106 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 715-3042
Katied@ncleg.net

Sen. James Forrester, (R)
1129 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 715-3050
Jamesf@ncleg.net

Sen. David Hoyle, (D)
300-A Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 733-5734
Davidh@ncleg.net

Sen. Eleanor Kinnaird, (D)
2115 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 733-5804
Elliek@ncleg.net

Sen. William Miller, (R)
1117 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 733-7850
Williammi@ncleg.net

Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Jr., (D)
300-B Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 715-3001
martinn@ncleg.net

Sen. Robert Pittenger, (R)
521 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 733-5655
Robertp@ncleg.net

Sen. R. C. Soles, Jr., (D)
2022 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
(919) 733-5963
Rcsoles@ncleg.net

Sen. A. B. Swindell, (D)
629 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 715-3030
abs@ncleg.net

To find the name and contact information for your state senator and
state representative, use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox.

To view the text of Senate Bill 1228, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3053

(2) Please forward this e-mail to other homeschooling families who are
not members of HSLDA and ask them to contact these legislators as
well.

If you have any questions or concerns about what this bill would do,
please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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-> There may be no such thing as a free lunch...

...but there is a way to get a free membership! Through our
Three-for-Free program, you can get a free one-year renewal for
simply referring three of your homeschooling friends into
membership with HSLDA.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2078

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