Your Help is Critical to Protect Marriage in Pennsylvania from a Court Challenge
Pennsylvania's marriage law is facing a constitutional challenge in Federal Court in Philadelphia. Your help is needed to help keep marriage the union of one man and one woman in our state.
Attorneys for a lesbian woman who was "married" to her partner in Canada have petitioned the court to declare Pennsylvania's marriage law to be unconstitutional. That means a single judge could, by his decision, rewrite the definition of marriage in the state to allow same-sex marriage. It was a case not unlike this one that led the high court in Iowa to legalize same-sex marriage there in 2009.
The way to protect marriage for generations to come in Pennsylvania is a Marriage Protection Amendment, and we need your help to make it happen.
Pennsylvania legislators are considering a bill which would pave the way for you, the citizens, to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Voters in 31 other states have already enacted such constitutional amendments.
But until your state passes an amendment enshrining this definition in the state's Constitution, you are open to the same type of judicial activism that we saw in Iowa.
In order for a marriage amendment to be added to the Constitution, it must first go through the legislative process before it is presented to the we, the people to vote on it.
This court case is a real and present danger to marriage in Pennsylvania. It's time our legislature act on a constitutional amendment to allow the people a voice on this important issue.
We need you to contact your State Senator and State Representative and tell them,
"Please support a Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment."
To find contact information for your State Senator and Representative and to send them a message, click here.