From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


10/30/2006 10:46:32 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Marriage Amendment on November 7 Ballot

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

October 30, 2006

Virginia--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 Virginia 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, Virginia 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 Virginia
as between one man and one woman. It's important to every traditional

The proposed amendment states:

"That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage
valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political

This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or
recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals
that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or
effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political
subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other
legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations,
qualities, or effects of marriage."

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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