Dear Marriage Supporter,
Today's ruling by Federal Judge John E. Jones, III overturning Pennsylvania's 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is an egregious end-run around the democratic process. One man should not be able to impose his personal opinions on an entire state and redefine marriage at the stroke of a pen. For years the people of Pennsylvania have sought the right to vote on the issue of marriage but have been denied that basic right time and again. Now an activist judge has taken it upon himself to redefine marriage for every Pennsylvanian. This cannot stand!
Please follow this link to urge Governor Corbett to intervene and appeal this outrageous ruling. We are grateful that the Governor's administration stepped in and defended the State's Defense of Marriage Act last year when Attorney General Kathleen Kane abandoned her oath of office and refused to defend the law of the state. However, now we need the Governor to step up again and appeal Judge Jones's ruling.
Marriage deserves a vigorous defense. The truth of marriage has not changed – not since it was created by God and certainly not since 1996 when Pennsylvania enacted its DOMA. Marriage is a profound and unique public good that provides the best assurance that children borne of the union of man and woman will have the best opportunity of being raised by both a mother and a father.
Please take the time today to urge Governor Corbett to appeal this ruling. Then please share this urgent action alert with as many of your family and friends as you can.
Pennsylvanians have been denied the right to vote on marriage; the least that can happen now is the law of the land be respected and vigorously defended.
Brian S. Brown