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Senate Committee Vote Set to Repeal DOMA

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Dear Friends,

Next Thursday, November 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, S. 598. This legislation will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and will force states to recognize any kind of marriage sanctioned by another state including same-sex or polygamous marriages.

The Respect for Marriage Act disrespects voters in 30 states that have voted for constitutional amendments to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.To date, only Democrats have cosponsored this destructive legislation that redefines marriage and undermines American families, including all ten Democrats of the 18-member Judiciary Committee.

While the Respect for Marriage Act will likely pass out of the Judiciary Committee along a party-line vote, we need your help to ensure this vote will not be used to gather momentum for Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada)to bring it to the Senate floor.

Take Action Now:

  1. Please call your senator on the Judiciary Committee and ask him/her to oppose the Respect for Marriage Act. Talking points are available by clicking here.

    Patrick Leahy (Vermont) – 202-224-4242
    Herb Kohl (Wisconsin) – 202-224-5653
    Dianne Feinstein (California) – 202-224-3841
    Chuck Schumer (New York) – 202-224-6542
    Dick Durbin (Illinois) – 202-224-2152
    Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) – 202-224-2921
    Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota) – 202-224-3244
    Al Franken (Minnesota) – 202-224-5641
    Christopher Coons (Delaware) – 202-224-5042
    Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) – 202-224-2823

    Chuck Grassley (Iowa) – 202-224-3744
    Orrin Hatch (Utah) – 202-224-5251
    Jon Kyl (Arizona) – 202-224-4521
    Jeff Sessions (Alabama) – 202-224-4124
    Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) – 202-224-5972
    John Cornyn (Texas) – 202-224-2934
    Michael Lee (Utah) – 202-224-5444
    Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) – 202-224-5754

  2. If your Senator is listed below, please call and urge him/her to oppose efforts to repeal DOMA and to respect the voters in 30 states who have passed amendments to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Talking points are available by clicking here.

    Ben Nelson (Nebraska) – 202-224-6551
    Bill Nelson (Florida) – 202-224-5274
    Joe Manchin (West Virginia) – 202-224-3954
    Jon Tester (Montana) – 202-224-2644
    Claire McCaskill (Missouri) – 202-224-6154
    Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) – 202-224-6324
    Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) – 202-224-4822
    Jeff Bingaman (New Mexico) – 202-224-5521
    Sherrod Brown (Ohio) – 202-224-2315

    Olympia Snowe (Maine) – 202-224-5344
    Scott Brown (Massachusetts) – 202-224-4543
    Mark Kirk (Illinois) – 202-224-2854
    Susan Collins (Maine) – 202-224-2523
    Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) – 202-224-6665

Penny Nance
Chief Executive Officer

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