Federal Marriage Amendment - Sample Letter

Dear Senator __________ or Representative ______________: As your constituent, I urge you to oppose the "Federal Marriage Amendment" (H.J. Res. 56/S.J. Res. 26). This measure would amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as strictly between a man and a woman as well as invalidate many protections that both homosexual and heterosexual families enjoy. Our Constitution is the fundamental law that governs our country—amending this document is an extreme act. The proposed amendment would deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry and eliminate many of the rights that these, and other unmarried couples, currently have. Revising the Constitution to incorporate discrimination against anyone in America is wrong and should be rejected. I look forward to hearing your views on this matter. Sincerely, (Name) (Address) (E-mail)