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Call To Action: Tell Congress Not To Redefine Marriage!

Our friends at FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council, are leading a coalition to oppose a Democrat-sponsored redefinition of marriage. Apparently, the lesson Democrats took from last week’s election was to get as much done now before the new Congress (and divided party control) come to Washington.

FRC Action has advised us that on Monday night, as the Senate reconvened for the first time since the election, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that one of the Democrats’ first orders of business is to ram through a redefinition of marriage bill that will go much further than the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision that mandated same-sex marriage be legally recognized in every state!


They have asked us to spread the word about this attack on traditional Judeo-Christian values and morality and urge CHQ readers and friends to take a moment right now to use the FRC’s contact your legislator tool to contact your senators.


Tell them that a vote to redefine marriage, no matter how the bill may be amended, will go much further than Obergefell—it will further threaten religious freedom by undermining the ability of Americans to live out their sincerely-held beliefs. As we’ve already seen, redefining marriage harms children and leads to more indoctrination by the Left.


Two “Republicans” Senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, have joined with Far Left Democrat Tammy Baldwin of Illinois to propose amendments to the original Democrat bill. The Baldwin-Collins-Tillis text would go much further than affirming “the status quo” on same-sex marriage. It would still:


  • · further exacerbate already-existing attacks on religious liberty due to the legalization of same-sex marriage,

  • legislatively cement anti-family policies harmful to children,

  • make faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies a greater target for frivolous litigation, curtailing or ending their ability to help children find homes,

  • threaten the tax-exempt status of adoption and foster care agencies and other vitally needed non-profit organizations, whether religious or secular, and

  • tacitly vilify millions of Americans who believe in natural marriage by labeling that belief “sex discrimination,” tantamount to racism.

If anything has been made clear over the past decade, it is that the legitimization of same-sex marriage has not stopped there; it has led to attacks on those who disagree and has spread to other areas of culture. The attacks on parental authority and the denigration of concerned parents at school board meetings are only the latest manifestation of a trend that was accelerated by the legitimization of same-sex marriage.


Will you take a moment right now and contact your senators to ask them NOT to support the bill, even as amended?


Thank you! Republican senators are being targeted for calls by the left and lobbied by their colleagues to support this harmful bill. Some have indicated they believe it will be easier to pass when they return. It’s urgent that they hear from people like you.


Senate Democrats need 10 Republicans to cross the aisle and vote to redefine marriage. The following Republicans have indicated publicly that they are supportive of the substitute amendment:


Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio)

Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.)

Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) (“Romney told TIME […] that he’s been working with the bill’s negotiators on ’religious liberty provisions’ and said his suggestions have ’by and large been included.’ While he declined to say how he plans to vote, he added that he’s ’pleased with the progress that has been made.’”)

Based on private conversations reported by FRC Action several more may be considering it in the “lame duck” (lots of bad stuff happens when Congress returns after the November election).


Forty-seven House Republicans joined all House Democrats in voting to redefine marriage on Tuesday, July 19th:

California

Rep. Ken Calvert

Rep. Mike Garcia

Rep. Darrell Issa

Rep. Jay Obernolte

Rep. David Valadao

Florida

Rep. Kat Cammack

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

Rep. Carlos Gimenez

Rep. Brian Mast

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar

Rep. Michael Waltz

Idaho

Rep. Mike Simpson

Illinois

Rep. Rodney Davis

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Iowa

Rep. Ashley Hinson

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Michigan

Rep. Peter Meijer

Rep. Fred Upton

Minnesota

Rep. Tom Emmer

Missouri

Rep. Ann Wagner

Nebraska

Rep. Don Bacon

New Jersey

Rep. Jefferson Van Drew

New York

Rep. Andrew Garbarino

Rep. Chris Jacobs

Rep. John Katko

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Rep. Lee Zeldin

North Dakota

Rep. Kelly Armstrong

Ohio

Rep. Mike Carey

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez

Rep. David Joyce

Rep. Mike Turner

Oregon

Rep. Cliff Bentz

Pennsylvania

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Rep. Dan Meuser

Rep. Scott Perry

South Carolina

Rep. Nancy Mace

Rep. Tom Rice

Texas

Rep. Tony Gonzales

Utah

Rep. John Curtis

Rep. Blake Moore

Rep. Burgess Owens

Rep. Chris Stewart

Washington state

Rep. Dan Newhouse

Wisconsin

Rep. Bryan Steil

Wyoming

Rep. Liz Cheney


Will you take a moment right now and call your senators and representative to ask them NOT to support the Democrat bill to redefine marriage, even as amended?



  • Dobbs decision

  • Respect for Same-Sex Marriage Act

  • traditional marriage

  • privacy

  • sexual politics

  • LGBTQ agenda

  • Defense of Marriage Act of 1996

  • Obergefell v. Hodges

  • tax exempt status

  • DOMA

  • United States v. Windsor

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