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12/1/2010 11:59:02 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois: Marriage in the Balance--Calls Needed Immediately

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Illinois: Marriage in the Balance--Calls Needed Immediately

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Your help is urgently needed to protect marriage as we know it in
Illinois.

Senate Bill 1716 is on the calendar for consideration in the Illinois
Senate. This bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives
yesterday. SB 1716 will confer on same-sex couples a legal status
essentially equivalent to marriage, albeit under a different name.

Our right to teach our children at home is based, in part, on the
right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children. This
right rests in part on the nature of marriage itself as the union of
one man and one woman. Any attack on marriage will set in motion a
chain of events that may lead to the undermining of parental rights,
and ultimately the undermining of the right to educate one's own
children.

According to the United States Supreme Court in Troxel v. Granville,
parental rights are based on "western civilization concepts of the
family." One of those core concepts is that marriage is between one
man and one woman. If this core concept is abolished, the foundation
of parental rights is dramatically undercut.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call your state senator immediately. Your message can be as
simple as, "Protect marriage as honored by generations of Americans.
Please defeat SB 1716. Marriage as between one man and one woman is
the foundation of our civilization."

Use our legislative toolbox to find your senator at
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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