Dear Marriage Supporter,
Yesterday, Representative Raúl Labrador (R-Id.) announced important new legislation which he will be presenting to Congress with a large bi-partisan coalition of co-sponsors: H.R. 3133, the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act.
In a press release announcing the new legislation, co-sponsoring Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) explained the significance of this bill in the wake of the Supreme Court's June decision to overturn part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):
[T]he Supreme Court's ruling on marriage may embolden those in government who want to impose their views of marriage on faith-based organizations. We need this strong legislation to protect freedom of conscience for those who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. [Rep. Labrador's] bill does exactly that, ensuring respect and tolerance for those who affirm traditional marriage.
Along with the National Organization for Marriage, the bill enjoys the full support of several national pro-family and faith-based groups, including Heritage Action, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, among many others!
The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act already has a strong, bi-partisan coalition of support, with over 60 initial co-sponsors. As Representative Labrador explains, "Regardless of your ideology, we can all agree about the importance of religious liberty in America…. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue."
I hope you take the few minutes required to take this important action step today. And when you're done contacting your Representative in the House, please use the buttons below to email this critical message with your family and friends or to share it on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for continuing to stand with us in defense of marriage and the faith communities that sustain it!
Brian S. Brown