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5/24/2007 2:06:22 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
North Carolina--Calls Needed for Defense of Marriage Amendment

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May 24, 2007

North Carolina--Calls Needed for Defense of Marriage Amendment

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls are needed right now to get the North Carolina House of
Representatives to pass a defense of marriage amendment to the North
Carolina Constitution. Today is the last day of this legislative
session that a bill may move from the House of Representatives to the
Senate for further action.

House Bill 493, introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly on
March 5, 2007, is legislation which proposes a constitutional
amendment to protect traditional marriage. It would define marriage as
"The union of one woman and one man at one time. The uniting of two
persons of the same sex or the uniting of more than two persons of any
sex in a marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar
relationship would not be recognized in North Carolina."

Speaker of the House Joe Hackney has stated that he will try to use
his power to refer this bill to another committee, thereby killing it
for this legislative session. Please let Speaker Hackney and your own
state representative know that you want the House to vote on this bill
today!

ACTION REQUESTED:

(1) Please call Speak Joe Hackney and your own state representative
with this message:

"Please vote for House Bill 493, the Defense of Marriage Amendment,
which would preserve traditional marriage by defining it as between
one man and one woman at one time."

Since this issue affects more than just the homeschooling community,
there is no need to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

You may call Speaker Joe Hackney at (919) 733-3451 or email him at
Joeh@ncleg.net

To find the name and contact information for your state
representative, use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox.

To view the text of House Bill 493, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4139

(2) Please forward this email to other homeschooling families who are
not members of HSLDA and ask them to contact these legislators as
well.

BACKGROUND:

Your right to homeschool rests on another freedom: the freedom to
direct the education and upbringing of your children. Underlying your
right to homeschool are parental rights, which are supported by the
sanctity of marriage. Anything that undermines marriage may ultimately
undermine parental rights and therefore threaten your freedom to
homeschool.

Amending the North Carolina constitution will protect marriage from
activist state judges. Without this amendment, an activist judge, out
of step with the citizens, will one day redefine marriage for
everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about what this bill would do,
please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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