Dear Marriage Supporter,
As you know, a 5-4 ruling of the US Supreme Court has resulted in marriage being redefined, with genderless 'marriage’ now being imposed on every state in the nation. This is a terrible decision that entirely lacks constitutional authority.
NOM is committed to working to reverse this decision over time. But until that happens, we need to minimize the damage that is going to be caused to individuals, churches and other organizations that support marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Please act today to support the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) (S. 1598, H.R. 2802) today by completing this Action Alert. FADA will prevent any federal agency from denying a tax exemption, grant, contract, license, or certification to an individual, association, or business based on their belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. For example, the bill would prohibit the IRS from stripping a church of its tax exemption for refusing to officiate same-sex weddings.
This common-sense and urgently-need bill has become "must pass" legislation in light of the US Supreme Court decision. I urge you to contact your US Senators and Members of Congress to ask them to support this legislation.
It is imperative that we convince the leaders of Congress to move FADA to a vote at the earliest possible moment. Those on the left will be ready to denounce the effort as "discrimination," but the real discrimination on the marriage issue has been felt by those who stand for the truth of marriage. People have lost their jobs, been fined, put out of business, forced to abandon their charitable missions, and threatened by government officials with financial ruin, all for expressing support for marriage in the public square.
We will be in a heated battle to secure passage of the First Amendment Defense Act, which is why we need to raise $150,000 for a strong communications and advocacy campaign. Please consider making an immediate financial contribution to help protect supporters of marriage from being punished and discriminated against.
We need to build a groundswell of public support for FADA. That groundswell starts with you. Please take the simple step of completing this Action Alert to ask your elected representatives to support this most important legislation prohibiting discrimination against supporters of true marriage.