Wednesday, March 24, 2010

D.C. Could Get Right to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Today - Contact Your Senator

Senator Robert Bennett (D-UT) is set to offer an amendment today in the Senate restoring the right of Washington D.C. citizens to vote on the issue of same-sex marriage. That right was stolen from them by an un-elected panel last year. The news and action item comes from my friend Bill May at Catholics for the Common Good (Not to be confused with a similarly named SEIU/DNC/Soros front group):

Let Washington DC Vote on Marriage!
Call Your U.S. Senators Right Away

We have just learned that one of the healthcare reconciliation bill amendments being offered by the GOP this afternoon in the Senate would give the citizens of Washington, D.C. the right to restore the definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Please call your U.S. Senators and ask them to support amendment #3568 on the rights of D.C. voters.

The Washington City Council has legalized same-sex “marriage” but when a local citizens group submitted petitions to put the definition of marriage on the ballot, as the citizens of Maine and California have done, the appointed D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled that under the District’s Human Rights Act, it would be discriminatory to even let citizens vote on such a measure. Stand4MarriageDC, led by Hope Christian Church Senior Pastor, Bishop Harry Jackson, has since been fighting for the rights of the voters through the courts.

The Congress can restore the rights of the voters, guaranteed under the D.C. Charter. It is a bill introduced by Sen. Robert Bennett, R.-Utah for that purpose that will be offered as an amendment this afternoon.
Please call your two U.S. Senators now.

This is an important opportunity to get this measure into the reconciliation bill. It is also an important opportunity to let every Senator tell the nation just where they stand on traditional marriage and the rights of voters. Every time citizens have had a chance to vote on marriage they have strongly confirmed traditional marriage.

For information on how to contact your Senators go to contactingthecongress.org. Ask them to vote "YES" on amendment #3568 to the healthcare reconciliation bill.

Please forward this email to like-minded friends and family members across the country. It is important to act right away. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

For the Common Good,

Bill May
Chairman, Catholics for the Common Good