Thursday, June 01, 2006

Fate of Marriage Hangs In the Balance

Action Alert!

The U.S. Senate is deciding early next week (week of June 4th) what to do with the institution of marriage. Please contact your two U.S. Senators today and urge them to give their two votes each in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment (M.P.A.) to the U.S. Constitution.

You heard me right: two votes each.

Technically, your two senators have two possible votes to cast respectively in the determination process concerning this legislative issue of marriage. In order to end a filibuster, or debate, on the Senate floor, at least 60 of the 100 senators must vote to shut off debate so that the issue can be actually voted upon. Cloture, as it is called, is in essence, a vote to decide whether to take a final vote. The cloture vote is, therefore, the first of these two votes each of your senators will have at their disposal regarding this issue of marriage. After invoking cloture, the next vote cast by each of your senators would be to either pass or reject the amendment. If passed by the Senate, the M.P.A. would then go to all fifty states for consideration.

Once it is more in the hands of the people at the state level, passage of the M.P.A. would be almost inevitable considering what took place in November of 2004, where similar legislation resoundingly passed in 11 out of 11 states.

However, the difficult battle right now is in the U.S. Senate where a few senators still need to be persuaded to stand up to the liberal establishment and protect marriage.

So go now to the Marriage Protection Amendment Action Center and do your part to defend marriage!

“Marriage isn't right because it's traditional, it's traditional because it's right.” -- Byron Babione

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