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1/14/2009 4:23:07 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Wyoming--Amendment Defending Marriage Proposed

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January 14, 2009

Wyoming--Amendment Defending Marriage Proposed

Dear HSLDA Members,

The Wyoming state legislature is proposing a constitutional amendment
which would make marriage between one man and one woman the only legal
union recognized by the state.

In order to become law, Senate Joint Resolution 2 (S.J.0002) must
first pass both houses of the Wyoming state legislature by a vote of
at least two-thirds. The amendment will then be placed on the ballot
at the next general election to be ratified by voters. According to
WyWatch Family Institute, 74% of Wyoming voters would like to see an
amendment to protect marriage between one man and one woman.

S.J.0002 is sponsored by Senators Curt Meier, Stan Cooper, Dan
Dockstader, Gerald Geis, Grant Larson, Drew Perkins and Ray Peterson,
and Representatives Rodney Anderson, Bob Brechtel, Kathy Davison, Amy
Edmonds, Owen Petersen and Mark Semlek.

How does defining marriage as being between one man and one woman
potentially affect your right to homeschool your children?

In Troxel v. Granville (2000), the United States Supreme Court said:
"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."

Parental rights are based on "Western civilization concepts of the
family." These rights are undermined by attempts to impose radically
different ideas of the family like "same-sex marriage". Because the
right of parents to homeschool is based on the traditional family, we
must oppose attempts to redefine family like "same-sex marriage".

To view the text S.J.0002 go to WyWatch Family Institute's website,
and click on the bill title: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5983 .

WyWatch Family Institute promotes and supports legislation that
sustains our constitutional rights, upholds Judeo-Christian values on
which the nation was founded, protects innocent life from conception
to natural death, preserves the rights of parents to raise and
determine the education of their children, and maintains the
institution of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Please call your representatives and urge them to support this
amendment.

ACTION REQUESTED

Contact your local and state representatives and let them know that
you support S.J.0002. To find out who your representative is, click
on the following link to Family Research Council's website, and enter
your state and then address and city, or 9-digit ZIP code:
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox .

Thank you for defending the traditional family in Wyoming.

Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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