From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


10/30/2006 10:37:01 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
South Dakota--Marriage Amendment on November 7 Ballot

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

October 30, 2006

South Dakota--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 Dakota Constitution. Voters
will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment to define marriage
as between one man and one woman. Any other definition of marriage
through any policy, law, or judicial interpretation would be void and
unenforceable. Further, South Dakota would not recognize any other
type of marriage 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.

"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
Dakota as between one man and one woman. It's important to every
traditional family.

The proposed amendment states, "Only marriage between a man and a
woman shall be valid or recognized in South Dakota. The uniting of two
or more persons in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other
quasi-marital relationship shall not be valid or recognized in South

Remember to vote in favor of the amendment in November and be sure to
encourage others to do so as well.

To view the text of the proposed constitutional amendment, please go
to .

Very truly yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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