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10/25/2006 4:23:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
South Carolina--Marriage Amendment on November 7 Ballot

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October 25, 2006

South Carolina--Marriage Amendment on November 7 Ballot

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

The general election ballot on November 7, 2006, will include a very
important proposed amendment to the South Carolina Constitution.
Voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment to define
marriage between one man and one woman as the only lawful domestic
union. Any other domestic union such as a civil union or domestic
partnership between persons of the same sex would be prohibited.
Further, South Carolina would not recognize any other domestic union
from another state.

How does defining marriage as being between one man and one woman
potentially affect your right to homeschool your children?

Here is what the Supreme Court said in 2000 in the case of Troxel v.
Granville:

"Our jurisprudence historically has reflected Western civilization
concepts of the family as a unit with broad parental authority over
minor children. Our cases have consistently followed that course."

Thus, parental rights are based on "western civilization concepts of
the family." When those concepts are no longer the legal definition of
the family in this nation, then the foundation upon which parental
rights are based is completely removed. Therefore, HSLDA will continue
to fight against same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage attacks the
traditions of the family in western civilization. This is an attack on
parental rights. This is a battle the homeschooling movement cannot
afford to lose.

Please vote in favor of the amendment to define marriage in South
Carolina as between one man and one woman. It's important to every
traditional family.

To view the text of the proposed constitutional amendment, please go
to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3406 .

Very truly yours,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel

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