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12/8/2009 5:02:41 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Jersey--Help Stop Same-Sex Marriage

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New Jersey--Help Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

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

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave its stamp of approval
to a same-sex marriage bill, S. 1967, and it's scheduled for a vote in
the full Senate on Thursday.

Western civilization has always favored the birth of children into a
family where a marriage composed of one man and one woman forms the
protective shield for the young child. This is where parental rights
had their start and where their foundation still is. But homosexual
marriage undermines this foundation. If parental rights are
undermined, the right to homeschool is undermined.

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

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call your senator immediately. 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."

Use our Legislative Toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/toolbox to find
the name of your senator. If Senator Baroni is your senator, please
be especially sure to call him. He could be a swing vote if he would
listen to those who put him into office.

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

BACKGROUND

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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