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Tell Governor Corbett to Stop this Lawlessness!

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

I am outraged, and you should be too, at the news coming from Montgomery County yesterday.

In open defiance to Pennsylvania's laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and in violation of their sworn duty as public office holders, officials in Montgomery County yesterday began issuing illegal marriage licenses to same-sex couples!

I need you to join me in telling Governor Corbett right now that we as Pennsylvanians will not stand for this lawless and reckless behavior. Click here to send an urgent message to the Governor demanding that he put a stop to it right away!

The Montgomery County Register of Wills, D. Bruce Hanes, who issues marriage licenses for the county, has decided that he — a county bureaucrat — has the authority to unilaterally rewrite Pennsylvania marriage law. Who does he think he is? The job of enacting laws belong to the legislature and the governor, not county bureaucrats. It's absolute lawlessness in Montgomery County, and it must stop — today!

Governor Corbett is sworn to execute Pennsylvania's duly enacted laws, and these include the laws on marriage which explicitly define marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman. It is imperative that the Governor act today to exercise the full authority and leverage of his office and put a stop to the utter anarchy unfolding in Montgomery County.

This goes way beyond marriage — it undermines the rule of law. Since when do county bureaucrats get away with making their own laws and deciding for themselves who is covered and who is not by the laws they invent? This is sheer legal madness, yet gay marriage activists think they can get away with this corruption of the legal system.

Please click here to tell Governor Corbett that he must uphold the duly enacted law of our land and defend marriage in Pennsylvania against this outrageous and illegal attack!

Let him know that you will be watching and expect him to do whatever is necessary to restore our marriage laws from this illegal, unconstitutional attack which undermines the rule of law and the integrity of government.

As I said in a press release yesterday, this illegal action by Montgomery County officials is an insult to voters, legislators and the rule of law, and once we've ensured that this action has been dealt with appropriately, we'll be asking the state legislature to make sure it cannot happen again by passing a marriage amendment in the Keystone State.

Please, after you have taken action today, use the buttons below to forward this email and share it on Facebook and Twitter so that all pro-marriage Pennsylvanians can speak up about this outrage in Montgomery County!

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