After “judicial activism” was used making it possible for a judge to usurp authority over any state’s sovereignty to force recognition of same sex marriage thirty-two states responded by exercising the constitutional Right to” Self-Govern”and amended state constitutions to recognize marriage as the union between one man and one woman. As a result, The Defense Of Marriage Act(DOMA) was introduced and approved by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress (342-67 in the House,85-14 in the Senate)and signed into law by Pres. Clinton in 1996 to protect the states’ right to self-govern on the issue.
Pres. Clinton has since acknowledged that he signed(DOMA)to prevent the U.S. Congress from Amending the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman and thereby remove any possibility of repeal and possible development of national recognition of same sex marriage altogether.
Approximately forty-four states have resolved the same sex marriage issue at the state level, but because of the continuing difference of opinion between U.S. Congress and the States in whether same sex marriage is a civil right and no clear course to advance the same sex marriage agenda at the state level, the U.S. Senate has recently endeavored to usurp authority over the States’constitutional right to self-govern by repealing the Defense of Marriage Act in its’ entirety and return to its’ original attempt of “Judicial Activism” to federally mandate every state recognize same sex marriage on a national level.
Again,(DOMA)’s purpose is to “protect” the States’ right to self govern from such socialist tyranny and the danger in repealing the (DOMA) is that it sets a Government precedent which can be used again and again to usurp federal authority over the States and force all states to adhere to government control and ideology.
Mar.3, 2011, Rep. Paul Broun introduced H.J. Res.45 as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensure the States’ constitutional right to self-govern on the issue. This legislation was referred to the House Judicial Committee where it remains awaiting further action…
The quest to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA) was revealed by U.S. Senate in November 2011.
Below is an excerpt on the issue released by the Family Research Council November, 2011.
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2011 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397 Senate Judiciary Committee DOMA Vote Shows Disrespect for Marriage and Voters WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee today for its vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Defense of Marriage Act was approved in 1996 by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress (342-67 in the House, 85-14 in the Senate) and signed into law by President Clinton. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments: “Today’s vote disrespects Americans across the country who want to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman – and have done as much in the 31 states who have passed statewide referenda in favor of marriage. It will also require Americans in every state to subsidize homosexual couples by using tax dollars to provide them with federal benefits.” ”
With your collective involvement we can insure the people’s right to self-govern on all social issues.
Please contact both your Senate and House Congressional Representative and encourage them to support (H.J. Res.45) and the Defense of Marriage Act to protect the people’s Constitutional Right to Self-Govern.
Below is a list of the Representatives that serve on the House Judicial Committee. Please contact them and encourage them to support the Defense of Marriage Act and send, legislation H.J. 45., to the House floor for a vote.
House of Representatives Judicial Committee directory contact information.
Congressman Trent Franks R-Arizona 2nd dist. Email: http://www.franks.house.gov/contacts/new Washington Contact: 202-225-4576 Fax. 202-225-6328
Congressman Ben Quayle R-Arizona 3rd dist. Email: https://quayleforms.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=58 Washington Contact: 202-225-3361 Fax:202-225-3462
Congressman Tim Griffin R-Ark. 2nd dist. Email: https://griffin.house.gov/contact-me/email-me Washington Contact: 202-225-2506 Fax. 202-225-5903
Congressman Dan Lungren R-CA. 3rd dist. Email. http:lungrenforms.house.gov/contact-us1 Washington contact: 202-225-5716 Fax. 202-226-1298
Congresswoman Zoe Lufgen D-CA 16th Dist. https://forms.house.gov/lofgren/webforms/contactzipauth.html Washington Contact: 202-225-3072
Congressman Elton Gallegly R-CA. 24th dist. http://forms.house.gov/write/gallegly/email-me.shtml Phone: (202) 225-5811; FAX: (202) 225-1100
Congressman Howard L. Berman D-CA. 28th dist. Email. http://house.gov/berman/contact/index.shtml Washington contact: 202-225-4695 Fax. 202-225-3196
Congresswoman Judy Chu D-CA. 32nd dist. http://chu.house.gov/connect-with-me/email-judy Washington Contact: 202-225-5464
Congresswoman Maxine Waters D-CA. 35th dist. https://watersforms.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm Washington contact: 202-225-2201 Fax. 202-225-7854
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez D-CA. 39th dist. https://forms.house.gov/lindasanchez/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm Washington contact: 202-225-6676 Fax. 202-226-1012 Congressman Darrell Issa D-CA. 49th dist. http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=597&Itemid=73 Washington contact: 202-225-3906 Fax. 202-225-3303
Congressman Jared Polis D-Colorado 2nd dist. https://polisforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx Washington contact; 202-225-2161 Fax: 202-226-7840
FLORIDA Congressman Dennis Ross R-Fl. 12th dist. Email: http://dennisross.house.gov/Contact Washington Contact: 202-225-1252 Fax: 202-226-0585
Congressman Ted Deutch D-Fl. 19th dist. https://deutchforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx Washington contact: 202-225-3001 Fax. 202-225-5974
Congresswoman Sandy Adams R-Fl. 24th dist. Email:https://sandyadamsforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx Washington Contact: 202-225-2706 Fax: 202-226-6299
Congressman Hank Johnson D-GA. 4th dist. https://hankjohnsonforms.house.gov/contact-form.shtml Washington Contact: 202-225-1605 Fax. 202-226-0691
Congressman , Mike Quigley D-ILL. 5th dist. https://forms.house.gov/quigley/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm Washington Contact: 202-225-4061 Fax. 202-225-5603
Congressman Mike Pence R-IN. 6th dist. https://forms.house.gov/pence/IMA/webforms/contact_form.htm Washington contact: 202-225-3021 Fax. 202-225-3382
Congressman Steve King R-Iowa 5th dist. https://forms.house.gov/king/webforms/issue_subscribe.html Washington Contact: 202-225-4426 Fax. 202-225-3193
Congressman John Conyers Jr., Ranking Member, D-Micighan 14th dist. http://conyers.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.OnlineContactForm Washington contact : 202-225-5126 Fax: 202-225-0072
Congressman Mark Amodei R-Nevada 2nd dist. Email: https://amodeiforms.house.gov/contact-us Washington contact: 202-225-6155 New York
Congressman Jerrold Nadler D-New York, 8th dist. Email: http://jrroldnadler.house.gov/forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx Washington contact: 202-225-5635
Congressman Howard Coble R-North Carolina 6th dist. Email: http://coble.house.gov/contact/zipcheck.htm Washington contact: 202-225-3065 Fax: 202-225-8611
Congressman Mel Watt D-North Carolina 12th dist. Email. http:forms.house.gov/watt/webforms/zipauthen_contact.shtml Washington contact: 202-225-1510 Fax. 202-225-1512
SOUTH CAROLINA Congressman Trey Gowdy R-South Carolina 4th dist. http://gowdy.house.gov/Contact Washington contact: 202-225-6030 Fax: 202-226-1177
Congressman Steve Chabot R-Ohio 1st dist. Email. http://chabotforms.house.gov/email.-me Washington contact: 202-225-2216 Fax. 202-225-3012
Congressman Jim Jordan R-Ohio 4th dist. http://jordan.house.gov/Contact Washington Contact: 202-225-2676 Fax. 202-226-0577
Congressman Tom Marino R-Penn. 19th dist. Email: https://marino.house.gov/contact-me/email-me Washington contact: 202-225-3731 Fax: 202-225-9994
Resident Commissoner Pierluisi D-Puerto Rico http://pierluisi.house.gov/english/contact-us.html Washington Contact: 202-225-2615 Fax. 202-225-2154
Congressman Steve Cohen D-TN 9th dist. https://cohenforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep Washington contact: 202-225-3265 Fax. 202-225-5663
Congressman Louie Gohmert R-Texas 1st dist. Email: http://gohmert.house.gov/Contact Washington contact: 202-225-3035 Fax. 202-226-1230 Toll free: 866-535-6302
Congressman Ted Poe R-Texas 2nd dist. http://poe.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4280&Itemid=144 Washington contact: 202-225-6565 Fax. 202-225-5547 Toll free. 866-425-6565
Congresswoman, Sheila Jackson Lee D-Texas 18th dist. http://jacksonlee.house.gov/Contact Washington contact: 202-225-3816 Fax. 202-225-3317
Congressman Larmar Smith, Chairman, R-Tex 21 st dist http://lamarsmith.house.gov/Contact Washington contact: 202-225-4236 ,202-225-8628 fax UTAH Congressman Jason Chaffetz R-Utah 3rd dist. Email. https://chaffetz.house.gov/contact-me/email-me Washington contact: 202-225-7751 Fax: 202-225-5629
VAGINIA Congressman Bobby Scott D-Virginia 3rd dist. Email. http://forms.house.gov/bobbyscott/webforms/issu¬e_subscribe.htm Washington contact: 202-225-8351 Fax. 202-225-8354
Congressman Randy J. Forbes R-VA 4th dist. http://forbes.house.gov/Contact/ZipAuth.htm Washington contact: 202-225-6365 Fax. 202-226-1170
Congressman Bob Goodlatte R-VA. 6th dist. Email. http://goodlatte.house.gov/contacts/new Washington contact: 202-225-5431 Fax: 202-225-9681
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin 5th dist. Email. http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/contact/email.htm Washington contact: 202-225-5101 Fax. 202-225-3190