Dear Marriage Supporter,
Led by liberal San Francisco Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598) today on a 10-8 vote. The party-line vote, with all 10 committee Democrats voting to repeal DOMA and the 8 Republicans voting to protect DOMA, sets the stage for a showdown on the Senate floor.
If enacted, the bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), jeopardizing the marriage laws of 44 states and steamrolling the will of the American people as expressed in statewide referenda 31 times in a row.
And that's why we must ensure it goes no further.
DOMA is the one federal law that protects marriage as the union of husband and wife, and protects every state constitutional marriage amendment in the nation.
We need you to help us draw a line in the Senate.
Together, we can stop this repeal of DOMA dead in its tracks, and stop Senator Feinstein and her liberal friends in the Senate from imposing their values on the entire nation, but only if we act now!
Tell your senators, "I oppose the repeal of DOMA, and I vote!" And please tell your friends and family.
Together, we can draw a line in the sand for marriage. It's time to fight back!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
P.S.: Please think about who you know that would be willing to send their own message to Washington. Then forward this email, or post to Facebook or Twitter. Please do whatever you can to help spread the word about this dangerous threat to marriage that is being pushed hard in Washington right now.