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A Man With the Courage of His Convictions

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

In the midst of news of activist judges, cowardly legislators, and state officials lawlessly abandoning their duties, it's always good to stop and thank heroic leaders who have the courage and convictions to carry out their oaths-of-office.

Last week we asked you to thank Reince Preibus, Chairman of the GOP, for his and the party's strong stand on marriage and life.

Today I ask you to send a 'thank you' note to Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty for his commitment to the rule of law and the sovereign voice of the people of Alaska. The Associated Press wrote the following article as picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Michael Geraghty says he will continue to defend Alaska's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

He says his personal feelings are immaterial. He says he has sworn an oath to uphold the constitution and the law of the land.

Alaska voters in 1998 approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. In the past year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that prevented legally married same-sex couples from receiving certain federal benefits. Federal courts have struck down state constitutional bans in Utah and Oklahoma, though appeals are pending.

Geraghty says he won't make his decisions based on federal district court decisions that still must be reviewed by appellate courts or, perhaps, the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please take the time right now to send Attorney General Geraghty a 'thank you' note. Men and women in his position across the country need to know that the people are behind them when they stand for the rule of law and the sovereign right of citizens to vote on marriage.

Geraghty's commitment to his duty stands in stark contrast to Attorney General Herring of Virginia. Instead of fulfilling his oath-of-office, Herring not only refused to defend the Constitution of Virginia but actively litigated against the people of his state!

Geraghty's position also flies in the face of activist judges across the country who, rather than following the law and Supreme Court precedent, have inserted their own feelings into the matter and tried to impose same-sex 'marriage' on the people of several states.

Geraghty's commitment to the rule of law and to the will of the people of Alaska is additionally a positive counter-point to the cowardice of Nevada's Governor and Attorney General who have betrayed their people and refused to fulfill their duty to execute and defend the laws of that state.

America needs more brave and conscientious leaders like Attorney General Geraghty. Please take the time today to thank him for his position.


Brian S. Brown