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12/9/2009 3:40:43 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Jersey--Call Today to Stop Same-Sex Marriage

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New Jersey--Call Today to Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Please keep calling!

The same-sex marriage bill, S. 1967, was changed slightly as it came
out of committee. However, the amendments do nothing to address the
fundamental problem that same-sex marriage threatens the rights of all
parents by undermining Western Civilization's understanding of
marriage--which is part of the bedrock upon which parental rights
rest.

The bill is still up for a vote tomorrow!

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

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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