|July 14, 2004|
PROTECT MARRIAGE NOW!
Both Senate and House to vote on protecting marriage this week!
We must take all precautions possible to protect marriage from out of control courts. The U.S. Constitution provides for two clear ways to solve the problem of activist courts: amending the Constitution as provided in Article V, and restricting the jurisdiction of the courts as provided in Article III. Both avenues to protect marriage are before our elected officials this week and Congress must act.
Take Action in the Senate
Currently, the U.S. Senate is debating a constitutional amendment to protect marriage. A vote on the amendment will likely occur Wednesday, July 14 or Thursday, July 15. Urge your Senator to vote for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman. (An amendment takes 67 votes to pass the Senate)
Call your U.S. Senators
Target List: Sens. Akaka, Alexander, Allen, Baucus, Byah, Bennett, Biden, Bingaman, Bond, Boxer, Breaux, Bunning, Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Cantwell, Carper, Chafee, Chambliss, Clinton, Collins, Conrad, Cornyn, Corzine, Craig, Crapo, Daschle, Dayton, DeWine, Dodd, Dole, Domenici, Dorgan, Durbin, Edwards, Ensign, Feingold, Feinstein, Bob Graham, Lindsey Graham, Grassley, Gregg, Hagel, Harkin, Hollings, Inouye, Jeffords, Johnson, Kennedy, Kerry, Kohl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lincoln, Lugar, McCain, Mikulski, Murkowski, Murray, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Nickles, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Roberts, Rockefeller, Sarbanes, Schumer, Smith, Snowe, Specter, Stabenow, Stevens, Stununu, Thomas, Voinovich, Warner, Wyden
On Wednesday, July 14, the House Judiciary Committee will be voting on the Marriage Protection Act (H.R. 3313), sponsored by Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN). This bill would prevent the federal courts from hearing any challenge to DOMA. Urge members of the House Judiciary Committee to attend the markup session and vote for the Marriage Protection Act (H.R. 3313), bringing it to the House floor.
Call Members of the House Judiciary Committee
Information on House Committee on the Judiciary (e-mail addresses, phone numbers.)
Members: Baldwin, Bachus, Berman, Blackburn, Boucher, Cannon, Carter, Chabot, Coble, Conyers, Delahunt, Feeney, Flake, Forbes, Gallegly, Goodlatte, Green, Hart, Hyde, Jenkins, Jackson Lee, Keller, King, Lofgren, Meehan, Nadler, Pence, Sanchez, Schiff, Scott, Sensenbrenner, L. Smith, Watt, Waters, Wexler, Weiner
Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
Further Reading about Marriage