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10/20/2008 11:22:18 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Florida--Marriage Amendment on November 4 Ballot!

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October 20, 2008

Florida--Marriage Amendment on November 4 Ballot!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The general election ballot on November 4, 2008, will include a very
important proposed amendment to the Florida 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.

The full text of the amendment is:

"Be it enacted by the people of Florida that:
A new section for Article I is hereby created to add the following:

Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman
as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage
or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized."

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.
Granville: "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.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please vote in favor of the amendment to define marriage in Florida as
between one man and one woman, and encourage others to do the same.
It's important to every traditional family.

For more information on the Florida marriage amendment, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5697 .

Thank you in advance for your commitment to the protection of marriage
in Florida.

Sincerely,


Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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