Alert - American Civil Liberties Union
Oppose Steathly Attempts to Promote Marriage Discrimination
Republican Majority leader Tom DeLay is back to his old tricks. Because of a nation-wide outpouring of opposition to writing discrimination into the Constitution, DeLay realizes that he does not have the votes to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment in the House of Representatives.
But DeLay and Republican leaders do not understand the word "no." They are now considering a proposal that would take away the right of the District of Columbia and its 600,000 residents to make their own decision on whether to recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples married in other states. If his proposal passes, Congress would be forcing discriminatory marriage policy on to the District of Columbia.
Congressman DeLay is also considering the so-called "Marriage Protection Act" (H.R. 3313), which would deny the Supreme Court and all other federal courts of the ability to consider any challenges to the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. If DeLay has his way, no federal court would ever be able to review one of the most important laws affecting the rights of married couples and their families.
Take Action! Urge your Representative to oppose any stealthy attempts to promote discrimination.