Thursday, June 26, 2008

ACTION ALERT: Arizona Residents Contact Your Senator to Oppose Marriage Amendment - SCR 1042

SCR 1042, a bill that would place another amendment to constitutionally define marriage on the ballot, is pending in the Arizona Senate. The bill was voted down on a forced floor vote, but a motion to reconsider the bill was approved.

SCR 1042 is scheduled to be re-voted on again this Friday, when Republicans who previously were unavailable to vote will be on the floor to cast their support for this discriminatory legislation. They are two votes shy of making this happen.

Here are some talking points you can use to help write your letter. We encourage you to write a letter in your own words and call your senators.

* This issue has already been decided by Arizona voters when they became the first in the nation to defeat an anti-equality marriage amendment in 2006.
* Arizonans have said over and over again that this issue is not a priority. It's time for the Senate to take care of the business that matters to the people of Arizona, like the budget.
* This amendment is not necessary. State law already prohibits gays and lesbians from marrying in this state, and the Arizona courts have already upheld this law. Stop wasting time and taxpayer money on this issue.
* Stop this divisive and desperate action by a handful of legislators who are pandering to the like of Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy, a subdivision of national extremist political groups.

Click Here to Contact Your Rep Through Equality Arizona's Website

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