Tuesday, July 20, 2004

The Other Shoe Drops THIS THURSDAY

The "Marriage Protection Act" (H.R. 3313) seeks to deprive all federal courts, INCLUDING the Supreme Court, of their ability to hear constitutional challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman for purposes of federal law, and enables states to refuse to recognize same-sex unions performed elsewhere).

Please note that this bill would set a nasty precedent - given this power, Congress might also seek to strip the court of jurisdiction when other 'unpopular' groups need to be bashed for political ends.

The planned date for voting is July 22nd - THIS THURSDAY. Please contact your rep and ask him/her to vote NO.
Kentucky Reps:
Ed Whitfield      (202) 225-3115
Ron Lewis         (202) 225-3501 - COSPONSOR - Ask him to drop his support
Anne Northup   (202) 225-5401 - COSPONSOR - Ask her to drop her support
Ken Lucas         (202) 225-3465
Hal Rogers        (202) 225-4601
Ben Chandler   (202) 225-4706

If you are OUTSIDE Kentucky, go to:
to get your rep's contact info.
Every little bit helps!

Sarah G


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