From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


10/22/2008 4:51:03 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Arizona--Marriage Amendment on November 4 Ballot!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

October 22, 2008

Arizona--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 Arizona Constitution. Voters will
be asked to approve an amendment to the Arizona State Constitution to
define marriage as only between one man and one woman.

Ballot Proposition 102 provides Arizona voters a second chance to pass
the marriage amendment!

While Arizona does have a law that prohibits marriage between persons
of the same sex, this statute could be changed, either by the
legislature or by an Arizona court.

The text of Ballot Proposition 102, the marriage amendment, is:

1. Marriage


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.


Please vote "Yes" on Ballot Proposition 102 and approve the amendment
to define marriage in Arizona as only between one man and one woman,
and encourage others to do the same. It's important to every family.

For more information on the Arizona marriage amendment, go to .

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


Thomas J. Schmidt
Staff Attorney

-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...

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