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12/17/2007 3:58:43 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA--Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Certified for 2008 Ballot

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December 17, 2007

HSLDA--Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Certified for 2008 Ballot

Dear Florida Members,

In November, Florida voters will have the opportunity to approve an
amendment to guarantee that marriage in that state remains between one
man and one woman.

Thanks to your participation, the Florida Coalition to Protect
Marriage was able to help collect more than the required 611,009
certified signatures needed for the amendment to be placed on the
November 2008 ballot. The number of signatures is more than any
gathered thus far for marriage amendments in other states.

The Florida Marriage Protection Amendment states: "Inasmuch as
marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman, no other
legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized."

In January 2006, attorney Mat Staver of the Liberty Council presented
oral arguments in defense of the amendment's language. And on March
23, 2006, the Florida Supreme Court in a 7-0 opinion rejected the
ACLU's challenge to the marriage amendment!

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 Florida constitution will protect the concept of marriage
from activist state judges. Without this amendment, an activist judge
out of step with the citizens will one day redefine marriage for us
and allow same sex marriages.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to sign the petition and
successfully get the marriage amendment on the November 2008 ballot!
May God bless you for your commitment to the protection of marriage in
Florida.

Sincerely,


Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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