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Letter to Congress Supporting Federal Marriage Amendment

Today, I am sending the following letter to my senators and representative, with appropriate changes (for instance, Senator Santorum is a sponsor of the joint resolution in the Senate, for which I thank him).

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As a constituent, I am writing to urge you to actively support the Federal Marriage Amendment (H.J. Res. 56, May 21, 2003; S.J. Res. 26, November 25, 2003).

“Gay” marriage does not — cannot — exist, any more than does a square wheel.

Those trying to foist the oxymoron onto our society — by judicial fiat in Massachusetts, and by executive lawlessness in San Francisco — are trying to redefine an immemorial institution, the protection of which has always been enshrined in civil law. And they are trying to do so by force of government without the consent of the governed. Indeed, in the case of California, they are attempting to do this against the will of a considerable majority of that state’s electorate, as expressed in an election only four years ago.

Surely, the activists will not stop until they have tried every means, no matter how underhanded, to get their way all across the country. A federal constitutional amendment is the only sure way to stop them.

Do you, Senator, want judges and mayors to be able, at their pleasure, to render laws useless? To quell the voice of the people expressed through their representatives? To render your legislative actions impotent? That will be the precedent set — the way of the future established — if the activists get their way.

As I said, I urge you to actively support the “Musgrave Amendment” to the federal constitution:

Do not merely vote for it, speak for it;
Do not merely speak for it, fight for it.

As a lifelong Pennsylvania resident, I have no doubts whatever that an overwhelming majority of your constituents would approve.

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Please consider writing to your own Congressional senators and representative today. You may find this website to be useful.

This is the entire text of the proposed amendment:

Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.

[Follow-up: Write to California, Too.]

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 02/19/04 06:32:38 AM
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