Dear Marriage Supporter,
The same-sex marriage movement is not about "live-and-let-live."
It is about radically redefining marriage for everyone, whether you like it or not—yes, even in the Sunshine state.
As you read this, there is a bill in the United States Senate, advanced by Senator Diane Feinstein of California, to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA is the only federal law protecting Florida's 2008 state constitutional amendment from outside legal challenges.
This is the same-sex marriage lobby's preferred strategy. They don't want to let the people vote. They're reluctant to trust legislators, who can be influenced by their constituents.
They want a single person, or a small panel of people, to decide for you what is "equitable" and what you are allowed to believe without repercussion.
We cannot allow this to happen.
That is why defending DOMA at the federal level and assisting with the various federal lawsuits that will make their way up to the Supreme Court in 2012 is a prominent part of NOM's strategic battle plan to protect marriage—and why it is critical for you, as a resident of Florida, to get engaged in the fight.
Will you make one urgent gift to NOM right now to ensure we have the funds necessary to protect marriage in Florida and in all 50 states?
Anything you can afford to donate is important, because with so many fights all over America, our resources will be stretched thin all year.
Today is the primary in Florida, a key stage in the race for the White House. Congress is up for grabs, we're waging a legislative battle in Washington, D.C. to stop DOMA from being repealed, and we have legal cases going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
And on top of all that, we're also fighting in a dozen other states:
- Working to repeal same-sex marriage laws in Iowa, New Hampshire, and New York (in fact, there will be a vote very soon in the New Hampshire legislature to restore traditional marriage!);
- Protecting marriage in states where it is under fire (Rhode Island, Washington, New Jersey, Maryland);
- Passing marriage protection amendments in key states (including Minnesota, among others).
In the past few weeks, threats to marriage and religious liberty have also popped up in Virginia and Illinois, and we may need additional funds to fight in those large states as well.
The bottom line: 2012 will either be the year when traditional marriage makes a comeback...
...or it will be the year when the same-sex marriage lobbyists knock the doors down and begin their assault on marriage in all 50 states.
As always, the success of our campaign depends on you, marriage supporter.
So please, to protect marriage in Florida and all across America throughout 2012, make one urgent financial gift today.
Thank you in advance, and God bless you.
This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.