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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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