Stop the Marriage Protection Act!
Now that the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment has been killed in the United States Senate, we are urging you to turn your attention to an immediate threat to equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community - H.R. 3313, the so-called Marriage Protection Act.
This legislation seeks to strip federal courts of jurisdiction to hear challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and is likely to be voted on in the next week in Congress.
The legislation would prevent federal court challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman and holds that states are not bound to recognize marriages of same-sex couples that might be legally recognized in other states.
While we've asked you to contact your elected officials many times in the past, we must ask again. It does make a difference when elected officials hear from their constituents.