Just 15 years ago, President Clinton signed into law the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It was passed by huge bipartisan majorities. It is the only federal law to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman and clarifies that no state can be forced to recognize same-sex marriages.
Now, Democrats in the Senate are acting to repeal DOMA–the measure has already passed out of the Judiciary Committee as part of a strategy to weaken traditional marriage. By passing a repeal of DOMA in the Senate (even if it couldn’t pass the Republican House), these proponents of same-sex marriage are hoping to persuade the Supreme Court to invalidate DOMA. They believe that this would help the Court believe that Americans no longer care about marriage and that it’s safe to impose same-sex marriage on all 50 states.
But they forgot about one thing: You. Acting now to defend DOMA and traditional marriage. Sign the petition below and let the Senate know that there is still a strong and united force ready to defend traditional marriage.
I am writing to you today to oppose the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The institution of marriage as a partnership of one man and one woman must be defended as the cornerstone of our society, and I oppose any efforts to undermine traditional marriage and impose same-sex marriage. Please demonstrate that you are committed to preserving marriage and vote against the repeal of DOMA.
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