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EMERGENCY ALERT: Activists Fast-Track SSM Bill in Trenton-Help Stop them Today!

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Marriage rests on a knife's edge in Trenton, and the next few weeks are critical. Please use the links below to take action, and then forward this message to five friends today.

The bill to redefine marriage for everyone will be introduced tomorrow, and SSM activists have already begun the spin game—claiming they already have the votes needed to pass a same-sex marriage bill. It's not true—at least not yet—but SSM activists are making progress in the legislature, and we need a massive outpouring of grassroots opposition to stop them.

We stopped this bill two years ago, but it's going to take even more work this year, as the Democratic leadership in Trenton has made same-sex marriage its primary focus this year.

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Use this link to take action now!

At a news conference yesterday, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver announced plans to make same-sex marriage their signature initiative in 2012, with same-sex marriage to be the first bill introduced in both houses when the session opens tomorrow, and fast-tracking the bill through the legislature, setting up a showdown with Governor Christie, who has promised to veto the measure.

The media is, as usual, playing along with this lie of inevitability by treating passage as virtually guaranteed. Mr. Sweeney even claims he already has the 21 votes needed to pass the measure in the 40-member Senate, but our sources in the legislature say that as of today, the votes aren't there to pass a same-sex marriage bill with even a simple majority, much less a veto-proof majority.

I repeat—as of today, the same-sex marriage bill would not pass in the Senate.

Two years ago, SSM activists made the same claims—that passage of the same-sex marriage bill was a done deal—only to see the bill defeated 14-20 when New Jerseyans sent a powerful message to Trenton.

But gay marriage advocates are pulling out all the stops, and are making progress in the legislature. They will likely have at least one Republican sign on to the bill in the Senate, and are getting very close to the majority needed for passage.

Please understand this: The only way to stop them is for you—and all your friends and family—to let your legislators know exactly where you stand on marriage.

Some of you can make a trip to Trenton to meet with your state senator and representative. Some of you can help organize your church to stand up for marriage.

And each of us can make phone calls and send emails today.

NOM has committed $500,000 to hold New Jersey legislators accountable for their vote on marriage, and we're working closely with grassroots leaders in the state to coordinate efforts in Trenton. But this effort will only succeed if people of New Jersey from all walks of life step up and tell politicians in Trenton: "Don't Mess with Marriage!"

Please, take five minutes to contact your legislators right now. Then forward this email to five friends, post it on Facebook, or print a copy and take it with you to church.

Together we can stop this effort, but it's going to take all of us.

Faithfully,

Brian Brown

Brian S Brown

Brian S. Brown
President
National Organization for Marriage

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14 Comments

  1. james
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to New Jersey for extending equal legal rights, or trying to, to all its citizens.

  2. Posted January 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    James, do really need to get your priorities eight.

    The sort or equality that you are imposing against the vast majority of people is nothing more than tyrannical oppression.

    Marriage Equality makes no distinction on where the limits to marriage will lie: Its wording can lead the way to seeing siblings of either gender pursuing "rights" to matrimony... There is a very clear line that should never be crossed regarding what is right and wrong.

    Not a single country in the world that has legalised SSM has actually brought benefit to society or the institution of marriage....

    2% of Canada is Gay and yet less than 1/6th of their population show any interest in exercising their right. Look it up because it is true

  3. John N.
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Once again poster #1 proves that all we want is equality argument is a lie. By having marriage licenses it creates inequallity between us singles and those whom are married,

    If the goal was equality then they would be fighting for the end of the marriage license and the benefits that come with it so that singles and married people can be equal.

  4. Christy
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    John - how does james post say that at all?

  5. Randy
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    James - Are you ready to allow the mother down the street to marry her son? How about a polygamous couple? Or even how about that 50 year old man that wants to marry a 12 year old? If you say no to any of those 3 questions. Then, I suggest you stop with the equal rights for ALL citizens......

  6. Scrounger
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Randy, can a 12 year old consent to marry? Maybe in Somalia, but not in any state in the US. A mother and a son already share inheritance rights, citizenship rights, Hospital visitation rights, etc. In most states, gay couples can't. As far as polygamy is concerened, let the polygamists make their argument. It's a different issue entirely.

  7. Louis E.
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Scrounger,there's no such thing as a prerequisite for marriage more important than the partners being of opposite sexes,even though that's not the only one.And the government has a duty to penalize those who try to form "gay couples" so they will reconsider that mistake.

  8. Leviticus
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Marriage unites the sexes. SSm segregates them, which is not the marriage purpose.

  9. leo
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Scrounger- If you don't GET IT now, you will NEVER GET IT...
    Our culture do not want SSM or GROUP M, we have outlawed GM, and we as a Nation MUST do the same for SSM, period... There is no argument for these couplings, this is the main point NOM, Santorum, myself and others are making...Do you get it now?

  10. Scrounger
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Louis, your response ignores my question. How can a minor consent to marry? They can't! Not anymore than they can take out a mortgage, vote, or purchase alcohol. In any case, if you look at the states that allow SSM, they generally have older age of consent laws than states that ban SSM. Randy's slippery slope argument is total nonsense.

  11. Louis E.
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Scrounger,I'm not ignoring your question,I'm dismissing your presumption that the age of consent is more important than the requirement that partners be of opposite sexes.

  12. Randy
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I guess Scrounger doesnt understand what "Equality for all" really means.

  13. Scrounger
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Louis, the concept of informed consent IS the legal basis for marriage!

  14. Louis E.
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Scrounger,uniting males to females is the fundamental purpose of marriage,the issue of informed consent is just a matter of how to legitimately implement that purpose.