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EMERGENCY ALERT: Senate Liberals Poised to Hold Marriage Hostage on Defense Authorization Bill!

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Senate liberals have sunk to a new low.

We can't let them get away with it.

Reports out of Washington are now indicating that – just a week after forcing a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) through the Judiciary Committee on a party line vote – Senator Diane Feinstein, Senate Judiciary Chair Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Majority Leader Harry Reid may now attach the DOMA repeal bill to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill, a bill that must be passed in order to fund our servicemen and women through the next year.

Please take a moment to send a message to your Senators right now, urging them to block this underhanded strategy to redefine marriage.

Senator Feinstein admits she doesn't have the votes to repeal DOMA on an up-or-down vote. So she's trying to attach it to a piece of "must-pass" legislation, forcing Senators to choose between voting against marriage and voting against our military and national defense. It's no wonder the American people are fed up with Congress.

Please, even if you've already sent a message, take action today. The Defense Authorization bill could come up for a vote at any time, and it's critical that we stop the DOMA repeal bill in its tracks. Urge your Senator to filibuster any effort to use the Defense Authorization to force same-sex marriage on the American people.

Here's what I'm asking you to do:

  1. Send an email. Click here to send a message to your Senators, urging them to block any attempt at using the Defense Authorization bill to repeal DOMA.

  2. Make a phone call. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senators by name (or click here to look them up). The Defense Authorization bill could come up very soon, and your phone calls are critical.

  3. Tell your friends. Forward this email to family members, or use the links below to post to Facebook or Twitter. Together, we can send a powerful message to Washington!

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Same-sex marriage advocates are making a powerful push to repeal DOMA in the Senate this year. We must stop them.

Please stand with us today.

Sincerely,

Brian Brown

Brian S Brown

Brian S. Brown
President
National Organization for Marriage

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34 Comments

  1. ResistSSA
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Email sent. Scumbags.

  2. Davide
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Done. Why are democrats obsessed with same-sex 'marriage'. There are only .55 of one percent of same-sex households in the United States

  3. Rob
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Email sent. Had to change the wording a bit but that's fine. Hopefully DOMA will be repealed soon.

  4. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Email sent. I'm certain my senators will oppose Sen. Frankenstein.

  5. Little man
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Feinstein is just simply mad. Trickery does not go unnoticed. What does DOMA have to do with the 2012 Defense budget? They've gone absolutely mad. There's no law, anymore, if this passes even one House.

  6. Mike P.
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Well, Rob, if you can win a straight up-or-down vote, go ahead and try. If not, however, do not try to attach it as a rider to some other bill that it has nothing to do with. That is utterly shameless and squalid.

  7. Louis E.
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Rob,we can't repeal DOMA until we've written its provisions into the Constitution!

  8. Garrett
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Seems logical. The government allows gay soldiers to serve but then denies them equal rights, so it seems to be perfectly in line with defense authorization.

  9. SC Guy
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Insane. But the joke is on her - this would die the death in the House. Even still, we mustn't allow this piece of garbage to clear the Senate.

  10. Rob
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Interesting that no media outlet is reporting this. Is NOM sure of this assertion????

  11. David
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    No one needs more defending than gays. Attaching DOMA (the Defense of Discrimination Ammendment) to Defence Spending seems perfectly logical to me.

  12. Skooter McGoo
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Rob, not even FOX is grabbing onto this one.CNN, MSN, ABC, CBS not a thing even if you search for it. Funny how they always say, it might, or it may, or it could happen (insert etc.). I guess they're still upset about the recent defeats on disclosure decisions and need to show that they still are relevant.

  13. Louis E.
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    David,there is a need to defend those afflicted by same-sex sexual attraction FROM that affliction,the "gay" are trying to mislead people into condoning the gratification of such attraction.

  14. Daughter of Eve
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    "No one needs more defending than gays."

    Why is that? Haven't we been reminded repeatedly that they are the same as everyone else, and "as good as..." Why should a particular individual be treated any differently than anyone else? Why does one person need "more defending" than another citizen? I thought we were all equal, and have to follow the same rules.

  15. Little man
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Garrett: Actually, you expose your lack of logic. What rights do people have that are not spelled out in the US Constitution? Are you again confusing rights of individuals with rights or partnerships? You are saying bi-partisan Congress wrote DOMA incorrectly, and the military denies them equal rights. Don't they already have a law from Congress in this respect? Military denies those same so-called rights to mere friendships. Get real (and logical).

  16. Little man
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Define 'gay' and we'll go from there. Oh, you can't? Is it people who have a certain kind of dream (or illusion) at night? How do we know, if it is a private matters. Ever since Lawrence v. Texas, private matters are truly private matters, and so there's no way to know. You've lost your social class definition (it was in the 'closet', and now it is 'behind closed doors', so to speak. Live and let live.)

  17. Tolliver
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    From @Chrisgeinder on Twitter:

    Feinstein spox: "It is not true that Sen. Feinstein is 'threatening to attach [#DOMA repeal] to the Defense Authorization Bill.'" @NOMtweets

  18. Daughter of Eve
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    "The government allows gay soldiers to serve but then denies them equal rights"

    That is an astonishingly inaccurate statement. Since when have those claiming to be gay, who serve in the military, ever been denied the right to enter into marriage according to the same rules as any other citizen?

    Just out of curiosity, but what does it profit a person to willfully live in denial of legal fact?

  19. Equal2You
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    "The government allows gay soldiers to serve but then denies them equal rights"

    It is astonishingly inaccurate to claim this is anything but fact. DOMA is unconstitutional precisely because of this fact. Its only function is to deny rights to gay people and their families.

  20. ResistSSA
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @E2U - When people decide to call themselves "homosexual" (instead of resisting their same-sex attraction disorder) they simultaneously reject being "heterosexual" and all of the benefits and detriments that come with that label.

    Regardless of the orientation that people adopt, gay or straight, they can find themselves strongly attracted to people that they are unable to marry, such as close relatives, already-married people, or people of the same sex. While it is always disappointing when that happens, we have to move on and find someone else if we want to get married. Gay or straight, we are all in the same boat; all have the equal right to resist acting on such attractions and to find a partner that we are able to marry.

    We don't change the driving laws to grant "equal rights" to blind people; we ask blind people to find another way to get to their destination.

  21. capedude2010
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Let's see, it's ok for a House chairman to hold the Defense Authorization hostage because he doesn't want gay marriages in defense dept chapels, but it's awful for Sen. Feinstein to supposedly do so?

  22. Daughter of Eve
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    "It is astonishingly inaccurate to claim this is anything but fact. DOMA is unconstitutional precisely because of this fact. Its only function is to deny rights to gay people and their families."

    Can you produce a copy of a piece of legislation, or even a simple marriage license application which denies marriage to a person who claims to be homosexual? Can you even find a marriage application which demands proof of sexual orientation? If you can't, then your assertion is based on falsehood.

    Can you find any wording in DOMA which mentions sexual orientation? Please produce some evidence. I"d like to see that for myself.

  23. Daughter of Eve
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Equal2You, if you wanted to be treated equal, then you need to be willing to comply with the same laws and regulations regarding marriage, as the rest of us; otherwise, you're asking us to pander to your particular sexual identity, at the cost of our equality.

    Redefining marriage such that it becomes a neutered, hollow counterfeit to the real thing, is not asking to be treated equal.

  24. Anne
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    "Interesting that no media outlet is reporting this. Is NOM sure of this assertion????" - Rob

    Well, just in case, I sent my protest. Better safe than sorry. The reason the homosexual agenda has advanced so far so quickly is because so much is done quietly and behind closed doors.

  25. Bruce
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    The reason news outlets aren't reporting this is because there's no evidence it's actually happening. But that doesn't seem to matter to NOM, which uses it to rasie money.

  26. Louis E.
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Capedude2010,since same-sex sexual relationships are harmful to the public interest,it is indeed correct that it is OK for legislation to be "held hostage" in the interest of preventing their [by nature undeserved] acceptance,but not in the interest of promoting it.(And I'm a Democrat and not religious).

  27. Leo
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    @Capwdude2010, Equal2You: Separate can never be equal... sss relationships are not equal to heterosexual relationships being superior… In fact sss acts is harmful to society at large, so the govt, congress must not, cannot promote these types of sexual behavior, the same way it does not promote or give benefits to smokers, which also is bad for your health... I'm a former Democrat, not religious but believe the BIBLE holds THRUTHS about our existence on this earth, and about our past. I also believe we are all Christians in some form which helped to develop our moral behavior, and what we deeply feel to be right and wrong... If you do your research correctly, you will find that the US was founded by people of faith who believe in a CIVIL and humane society, not a society with self-servants, barbarians, and destroyers of society...

  28. Leo
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    @Capwdude2010, Equal2You: Separate can never be equal... sss relationships are not equal to heterosexual relationships being superior… In fact sss acts is harmful to society at large, so the govt, congress must not, cannot promote these types of sexual behavior, the same way it does not promote or give benefits to smokers, which also is bad for your health... I'm a former Democrat, not religious but believe the BIBLE holds THRUTHS about our existence on this earth, and about our past. I also believe we are all Christians in some form which helped to develop our moral behavior, and what we deeply feel to be right and wrong... If you do your research correctly, you will find that the US was founded by people of faith who believe in a CIVIL and humane society, not a society with self-servants, barbarians, and destroyers of society...,

  29. leo
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    ...In fact it could be said, if it was not for Christianity, religion, there would have been no civil society, but barbarianism, lawlessness, kill and be killed. Wild Wild West and cavemen mentality... chaos, wars...It seems that modern humans, today society subconsciously want to go back to those days, "IN THE BEGINNING".

  30. ciroc2323
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Senator FeinSwine has sunk to a new low. Thank goodness her devious efforts will be defeated and all she will have left is to slink back into the gutter that she came from.

  31. Skooter McGoo
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    @Leo I could say the because of religion, man has been at war with each other for all of human history. The USA itself has built it's economy on being at war since the early 1900's and it has driven this country to it's own destruction. How many have died through the centuries from the hands of people based on "religious belief"?
    2 Chronicles 15 13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
    1st Amendment was create to protect FROM religion as well as the practice there of. The word of GOD does not make it law for everyone in the USA.

  32. Karen Grube
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    As a constituent of Senator Feinstein, I called to ask whether or not she intends to add her so-called Respect for Marriage Act to the Defense Authorization Bill. The answer was a flat-out, absolute NO. She says she is and will be making no attempt to tie her Act to the Defense Authorization bill. Her office said this was a complete and total fabrication and that they were glad to clear it up. What else would I expect to hear from them? In fact, they even attacked NOM for spreading the "rumor."

    Still, her bill on its own deserves all the effort we can give toward stopping it, whether it's attached to the Defense Authorization bill or not. So, please continue calling the Senate and letting your own senators in particular know that you expect them to vote NO on the "DIS"respect for Marriage Act, especially now that it is likely each Senator's vote will stand on its own and not be hidden behind the Defense Authorization bill.

    My first calls after that to Senator Feinstein were to Senators Scott Brown, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Lisa Murkowski to ask them to vote no on this bill. It infuriates me to think that any Republican Senator would vote yes on this bill, but these Senators have a history of voting against conservative values, so I wanted them to hear from me. I hope that helps.

  33. leo
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Skooter-@Leo I could say the because of religion, man has been at war with each other for all of human history. The USA itself has built it's economy on being at war since the early 1900's and it has driven this country to it's own destruction. "?

    This argument is generalizing, and baseless, please give some examples? how did christianity in America "CREATED" wars, and which once?

    How many have died through the centuries from the hands of people based on "religious belief?

    I don't have a clue, enlighten me with some FACTS...

    2 Chronicles 15 13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

    Please identify the BOOK from this passage... and how does this passage relate to the wars you ellege are society created in the name of GOD. Also, name one society that has lived without christianity, religion.

    1st Amendment was create to protect FROM religion as well as the practice there of. The word of GOD does not make it law for everyone in the USA.

    The constitution was created by "people of faith"; 1st Amdt was created to prevent dictatorship on secular supremacy, or religion supremacy, and to protect people's freedom to CHOOSE, and voice their OPINION without prosecution.

  34. leo
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Skooter-@Leo I could say the because of religion, man has been at war with each other for all of human history. The USA itself has built it's economy on being at war since the early 1900's and it has driven this country to it's own destruction. "?

    This argument is generalizing, and baseless, ,.please give some examples? how did christianity in America "CREATED" wars, and which once?

    How many have died through the centuries from the hands of people based on "religious belief?

    I don't have a clue, enlighten me with some FACTS...

    2 Chronicles 15 13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

    Please identify the BOOK from this passage... and how does this passage relate to the wars you ellege are society created in the name of GOD. Also, name one society that has lived without christianity, religion.

    1st Amendment was create to protect FROM religion as well as the practice there of. The word of GOD does not make it law for everyone in the USA.

    The constitution was created by "people of faith"; 1st Amdt was created to prevent dictatorship on secular supremacy, or religion supremacy, and to protect people's freedom to CHOOSE, and voice their OPINION without prosecution.

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