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4/16/2009 4:51:06 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maine--Call Now to Protect Marriage and Parental Rights

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Maine--Call Now to Protect Marriage and Parental Rights

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your help is urgently needed to protect marriage as we know it.
Marriage as the union of one man and one woman is the foundation of
our society, but now it is under attack in Maine.

On Wednesday, April 22, the Committee on Judiciary will hold a public
hearing on Senator Dennis Damon's L.D. 1020. This bill would
radically alter the fundamental nature of marriage by allowing two
people of the same gender to marry. The ramifications go far beyond
what appears on the surface.

Your rights as a parent are not spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
Instead, they hinge on various statements of the U.S. Supreme Court.
And the Supreme Court has said that parental rights are based on
"western civilization concepts of the family." (Troxel v. Granville)
But if the western civilization concept of marriage--one man and one
woman--is taken away, parental rights may disappear with it.

And that is exactly what L.D. 1020 does: take away the western
civilization concept of marriage. It puts every parents' right to
direct the upbringing of their children at risk.

ACTION REQUESTED

Before April 22, please call as many members of the Committee on
Judiciary as possible and ask them to oppose L.D. 1020. Your message
can be as simple as: "Please protect marriage as honored by
generations of Americans. It is the foundation of our civilization.
Please vote "no" on L.D. 1020."

The number to call to leave a message for the senators is
1-800-423-6900. The number to call to leave a message for the
representatives is 1-800-423-6900.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Senator Lawrence Bliss (D-Cumberland), Chair

Senator Barry J. Hobbins (D-York)

Senator David R. Hastings III (R-Oxford)

Representative Charles R. Priest (D-Brunswick), Chair
RepCharles.Priest@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Mark E. Bryant (D-Windham)
RepMark.Bryant@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Cynthia A. Dill (D-Cape Elizabeth)
RepCynthia.Dill@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Richard C. Cleary (D-Houlton)
RepRichard.Cleary@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Dawn Hill (D-York)
www.maine.gov/legis/housedems/dhill

Representative Charles B. Kruger (D-Thomaston)
RepChuck.Kruger@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Sara R. Stevens (D-Bangor)
RepSara.Stevens@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Joan M. Nass (R-Acton)
RepJoan.Nass@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Michael G. Beaulieu (R-Auburn)
RepMike.Beaulieu@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Jarrod S. Crockett (R-Bethel)
RepJarrod.Crockett@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Wayne T. Mitchell (Penobscot Nation)
RepWayne.Mitchell@legislature.maine.gov

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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