From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

10/26/2006 1:37:00 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Massachusetts--Calls Needed for Fair Vote on Marriage

======================================================================
From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
======================================================================


October 26, 2006

Massachusetts--Calls Needed for Fair Vote on Marriage

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

In 2008, Massachusetts citizens MIGHT have a chance to vote on a state
constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and
one woman IF the Massachusetts Legislators do their part. For this
Protection of Marriage Amendment to appear on the Massachusetts ballot
in 2008, at least 50 state legislators must vote for it at the
Constitutional Convention on November 9, 2006. If approved this
November, it will again be voted on by a 2007-2008 Constitutional
Convention. If approved by that Convention, it will be added to the
November 2008 Massachusetts ballot.

Calls are needed to urge the Massachusetts Senate President and House
Speaker to allow a fair vote on the Amendment on November 9 and to
urge state legislators to approve the Amendment for the Massachusetts
ballot.

ACTION REQUESTED

Call Senate President Robert Travaglini at (617) 722-1500 and House
Speaker Salvatore DiMasi at (617) 222-2500 and ask them for a fair
vote on the Marriage Amendment on November 9. You can also contact
them by email. See http://www.mass.gov/legis/member/sfd1.htm and
http://www.mass.gov/legis/member/ret0.htm

Contact your state legislators and urge them to approve the Marriage
Amendment on November 9. You can find contact information for your
elected officials here: http://capwiz.com/frc/state/main/?state=MA

BACKGROUND

The Protection of Marriage Amendment states:

"When recognizing marriages entered into after the adoption of this
amendment by the people, the Commonwealth and its political
subdivisions shall define marriage only as the union of one man and
one woman."

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 Massachusetts Constitution will protect the concept of
marriage from activist state judges. The Massachusetts Supreme
Judicial Court has already gone on record to state that the
Massachusetts Constitution protects the right of same-sex couples to
marry. This type of legislation from the bench needs to be resisted.
Take action today!

For more information on the Massachusetts Marriage Protection
Amendment, see www.voteonmarriage.org

Thank you in advance for your commitment to protect marriage in
Massachusetts.

Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

----------------------------------------------------------------------
-> Can you call your attorney at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning?

Our members can get in touch with their attorney even after
business hours, when they have a legal emergency. Wouldn't you
like this level of service?

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1100

----------------------------------------------------------------------
======================================================================
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

##ToAddress##

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
======================================================================