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Emergency Alert: NY Marriage Vote May Come Tomorrow - Have you called your Senator?

 

Dear Marriage Supporter,

I'm in Albany, New York, where I had the privilege of standing with Rev. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms this afternoon as he delivered 63,000 petitions from New Yorkers urging their senators to oppose the same-sex marriage bill.

Although the New York legislative session was slated to end at midnight tonight, we've just received word that any vote on the same-sex marriage bill has been postponed until at least tomorrow—so it looks like we're headed to overtime.

Your phone calls are needed now more than ever.

There is no reason the Senate should even vote on this bill. Marriage belongs to the people of New York—not just 62 senators under intense pressure from donors, activists and lobbyists. Please call every senator on the list below and urge them to oppose the same-sex marriage bill and instead support a referendum that would give the people of New York the right to vote on marriage.

Tell them it's time to make sure the marriage question goes directly to the people. Let the people vote!

Stephen Saland (518) 455-2411
Andrew Lanza (518) 455-3215
Mark Grisanti (518) 455-3240
Greg Ball (518) 455-3111
John Flanagan (518) 455-2071
Joseph Addabbo (518) 455-2322
Shirley Huntley (518) 455-3531

Then forward this message to everyone you know who lives in New York. The outcome in the New York Senate will have ramifications all across the nation—please take action right now! And if you can't make phone calls today, click here to send your message by email!

It's down to the wire! Please keep praying!

Brian Brown

Faithfully,

Brian Brown

Brian S. Brown
President
National Organization for Marriage

P.S.: Senator Ball took to Twitter over the weekend asking his Twitter followers how he should vote on the same-sex marriage bill. Click here to tell Senator Ball to vote NO!

5 Comments

  1. Jessica Goodheart
    Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    No; please protect the meaning of marriage between one MAN and one WOMAN. The way God intended it to be in the beginning. It is not right for other people's disobedience to change the law that we have had for so many years.

    I don't agree with same-sex marriage and I believe that it shouldn't be an option.

    Please go with your own conviction in your heart to make your decision instead of just makingf a decision to make one party happy.

  2. elsa gomez
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Please vote no. Marriage should remain as it has always been between a man and a woman.Please protect the meaning of marriage.

    Thank You

  3. Matt Rennie
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Vote NO PLEASE

  4. chris
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Protect marriage-STOP BANNING IT.

  5. B
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    ON TWITTER -- On Jun 17, Sen. Greg Ball (@ball4ny) asked this question:

    >>>Greg Ball Opening up the discussion! So, if you were me, how would you vote on gay marriage? Yes or No?<<<

    Virtually everyone said "yes". But I know it can't be that one-sided, as many polls say the majority of New Yorkers are opposed to SSM.

    It only means that the pro-gay marriage crowd is also a dominate Twitter crowd. (and those opposed to SSM rarely use Twitter).

    Open a Twitter account today! Then go to http://twitter.com/#!/ball4ny, and let him "NO" what you think of the SSM bill! (play on words intended)