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2/25/2008 4:59:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maryland--Call to Oppose Repeal of One-man, One-woman Marriage

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Maryland--Call to Oppose Repeal of One-man, One-woman Marriage

Dear HSDLA Members and Friends:

Maryland is one of the states that wisely chose to define marriage by
law rather than wait for an activist judge to write his own
definition--but now Delegate Benjamin Barnes wants to change that.
House Bill 351 would repeal the definition of marriage as a union of
one man and one woman and replace it with language permitting two
people of the same gender to "marry."

The freedom to homeschool rests in part on the protection of marriage
as between one man and one woman. Attacks on marriage as it has been
known and honored for centuries also undermine your right to
homeschool.

ACTION REQUESTED

If you live in District 21, please call Delegate Barnes as soon as
possible and deliver the following message in your own words:

"Please withdraw House Bill No. 351. Marriage between one man and one
woman is a foundation of our civilization. Altering this time-honored
definition undermines the family and attacks parental rights."

Benjamin Barnes
District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
(410) 841-3046

BACKGROUND

How does redefining marriage or creating civil unions (in effect
same-gender marriage) affect your parental rights and your right to
homeschool? Here is what the Supreme Court said in 2000 in the case of
Troxel v. Granville:

"Our jurisprudence historically has reflected Western civilization
concepts of the family (a married couple of one man and one woman) as
a unit with broad parental authority over minor children. Our cases
have consistently followed that course."

An attack on one-man, one-woman marriage is therefore an attack on the
foundation of parental rights themselves. Although the proponents of
this and similar measures will declare the purpose is to grant rights
to individuals, the fruit will be the destruction of parental rights.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely yours,
Scott A. Woodruff

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