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3/16/2007 9:57:56 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nebraska--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

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March 16, 2007

Nebraska--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

Legislative Bill 571, which would allow any two adults to jointly
adopt children, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday,
March 20, 2007. The hearing will be held in Room 1113 on the first
floor of the Capitol Building at 1:30 p.m.

If passed, this law would allow unmarried heterosexual or even
homosexual "couples" to jointly adopt children. This law could create
a situation where a child could possibly end up having more than two
legal parents. Allowing unmarried couples to jointly adopt children
puts these adopted children at risk by making them the only legal
strand in divisive custody battles when these unmarried couples decide
to go their separate ways. Statistics show that unmarried or
co-habiting "families" are less stable than married families.

We are urging all Nebraska residents to contact members of the
Judiciary Committee (listed below), and, if possible, attend the
hearing to oppose this problematic bill.

You can read more about the bill at
http://www.hslda.org/Legislation/State/ne/2007/NELB571/default.asp

ACTION REQUESTED:

1) Please attend the hearing on March 20, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. with
other pro-family representatives who will be presenting testimony in
opposition to these bills.

2) Please call and/or email members of the Judiciary Committee and
give them this message:

"Please vote against Legislative Bill 571 to protect the historical
understanding of the adoption process, to preserve the traditional
structure of the family, and to protect parental rights."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler. Though this
bill does affect homeschoolers, it also affects every family in
Nebraska.

Judiciary Committee Phone: (402) 471-2622

Judiciary Committee Members:

Sen. Brad Ashford, Chair
Phone: (402) 471-2622
Email: bashford@leg.ne.gov

Sen. Steve Lathrop, Vice Chair
Phone: (402) 471-2623
Email: slathrop@leg.ne.gov

Sen. Ernie Chambers
Phone: (402) 471-2612

Sen. Vickie D. McDonald
Phone: (402) 471-2631
Email: vmcdonald@leg.ne.gov

Sen. Amanda McGill
Phone: (402) 471-2610
Email: amcgill@leg.ne.gov

Sen. Dwite Pedersen
Phone: (402) 471-2885
Email: dpedersen@leg.ne.gov

Sen. Pete Pirsch
Phone: (402) 471-2621
Email: ppirsch@leg.ne.gov

Sen. DiAnna Schimek
Phone: (402) 471-2632
Email: dschimek@leg.ne.gov


Thank you on behalf of all Nebraska parents!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney


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