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12/4/2009 2:48:10 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Jersey--Help Stop Same-Sex Marriage

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

New Jersey--Help Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Dear HSLDA Members:

Your help is needed immediately to stop same-sex marriage in New
Jersey which could undermine the rights of all parents.

The New Jersey Senate's same-sex marriage bill, S. 1967, will come up
for a committee vote this Monday, and possibly a vote in the full
Senate on Thursday, December 10. Supporters of gay marriage are
trying to push this bill through quickly before Governor Christie, who
opposes same-sex marriage, takes office.

The U.S. Supreme Court has said that parental rights are based on
western civilization concepts of the family. Same-sex marriage
undermines that concept, and thus endangers parental rights.


Please call members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as
possible. Your message can be as simple as:

"Please vote no on S. 1967, same-sex marriage. Protect one-man,
one-woman marriage as the foundation of our society."

If you only have time to make two phone calls, call your own senator
if he or she is on the committee (use our Legislative Toolbox at to find the name of your senator) and
Senator Baroni, who could be a swing vote.

Since this bill would affect everyone, it is not necessary to identify
yourself as a homeschooler.

Also, please attend the meeting of the Committee on Monday, December
7, at 1 p.m., and voice your opposition to the bill. The hearing will
be in Committee Room 4, 1st floor, State House Annex, Trenton.

Senate Judiciary Committee Contact Information:

Sarlo, Paul A. --Chair
(201) 804-8118

Girgenti, John A. --Vice-Chair
(973) 427-1229

Baroni, Bill
(609) 631-9988

Bateman, Christopher
(908) 526-3600

Beck, Jennifer
(732) 933-1591

Cardinale, Gerald
(201) 567-2324

Gill, Nia H.
(973) 509-0388

Kyrillos, Joseph M.
(732) 671-3206

Lesniak, Raymond J.
(908) 624-0880

Scutari, Nicholas P.
(908) 587-0404

Smith, Bob
(732) 752-0770

Stack, Brian P.
(201) 861-5091 (West New York)
(201) 558-7926 (Union City)

Weinberg, Loretta
(201) 928-0100

Or visit the New Jersey Legislature website:


Supporters of gay marriage want to push this bill through in a hurry
because they know defeated governor Corzine would sign it, but
incoming Governor Christie would not.

Politicians currently in office have killed bills that would let the
people themselves vote on this vitally important issue.

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

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.,
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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