Dear Friends of Marriage,
A vote for Elana Kagan is a vote to impose gay marriage on all 50 states.
Don't be fooled, Pres. Obama today has nominated a radical justice who will vote to overturn Prop 8 in California, the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the laws protecting marriage in all 50 states.
NOM has reviewed her record, and today we told the press. "A vote for Elana Kagan will be a vote for imposing gay marriage on all 50 states."
How do we know? For one thing, as Solicitor General, Elena Kagan has sabotaged the legal case for upholding the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Kagan's brief before the federal courts on DOMA attacked the main legal rationale for marriage, that it is related to responsible procreation.
Her apparent "defense" of DOMA was designed to -- and in fact will -- undermine the law in federal courts, paving the way for a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Some people have pointed to a statement she made during the confirmation process for Solicitor General as evidence she opposes a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The context of that statement makes clear she was not describing her own views, but the state of the existing law. Claims that somehow Kagan is "moderate" on gay marriage are part of a PR campaign intended to mislead the public about her core Constitutional values.
If you need any other assurance that Kagan is a vote for stripping Americans of our right to vote for marriage, listen to the Joe Solmonese of the Human Rights Campaign, the richest and most influential gay rights organization in the country:
“We applaud President Obama for choosing Elena Kagan to become our nation’s next U.S. Supreme Court Justice . . . We are confident that Elena Kagan has a demonstrated understanding and commitment to protecting the liberty and equality of all Americans, including LGBT Americans," as Solmonese went on to specifically cite the need for justices committed to LGBT issues on federal cases related to "marriage equality."
A vote for Kagan is a vote to strip all Americans
of our right to vote for marriage as one man and one woman.
Tell your Senators to vote NO today!
TELL A FRIEND!
The only way to win this fight is if we all join together to make our voices heard in Washington. After you've told your Senators you don't want a radical same-sex marriage supporter on the Supreme Court, please spread the word to your friends and family.
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